Steve McIntyre makes a point about Lewandowsky’s duplicity in the emerging “Lewgate”
Lewandowsky made a huge fuss about people being unable to locate emails. The only reason why people were unable to locate emails was because Lew had concealed his association with the survey and then used the concealment to score points.
He also has another point worth mentioning. In dealing with University types who tend to circle the wagons at the first hint of trouble, the best offense might be bureau-speak rather than succumbing to the natural tendency to want to unload on the bureaucratic stupidity on display:
In earlier incidents, readers of various blogs piled onto early criticism of Lewandowsky and submitted a number of complaints that generally were too angry and poorly focused. These were easily dismissed by the University and built up resistance, diminishing the effectiveness of my own complaint.
Unless readers feel that they are in a position to file documents that are at least as good as mine, I would prefer that they not contact the University. This would be worth conveying to WUWT readers as well.
Since my complaint to UWA was included in the recent FOIA release, I plan to publish it here, un-redacted, so that readers can see it in full context.
Steve also reports he was in an auto accident yesterday:
I was in a car accident yesterday. I’m OK but was very lucky. Hadn’t been in an accident for years.
We join thousands of others in breathing a sigh of relief and wishing him well.