Sarah Palin: Bill Nye is NOT a Scientist!!

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Wait, is that Sarah Palin or Tina Fey?

Sometimes when we hear Sarah Palin talk, we're just not sure if she's being serious or if it's part of an elaborate SNL skit, because either way, we always wind up laughing.

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During the Washington premiere of Climate Hustle, a film that argues against the notion of global warming, the former Alaska governor dissed Bill Nye by suggesting he was no scientist.

"Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am," Palin said. "He's a kids' show actor, he's not a scientist."

Nye, known for the popular kids' show Bill Nye the Science Guy, appears in the film and denounces those who question the veracity of climate change.

Palin called Nye an "alarmist" whose credibility is dubious.

While Nye indeed is a television personality for PBS, he also graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, developed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor for Boeing and helped create sundials that were used in the Mars Exploration Rover mission.

He also served as vice president of The Planetary Society, an organization dedicated to space exploration and research.

Scientist. Pfffft!

Before becoming governor of Alaska and the running mate who destroyed John McCain's chance at the presidency, Palin graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in journalism and was a former Miss Wasilla.

Earlier this year, she expressed a desire to have her own Judge Judy-type show, despite not being a judge or a lawyer.

Now that's entertainment.

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