Remember that story about Michael Crichton winning the Association of Petroleum Geologists’ 2006 Journalism Award? It gets better.
He met with George W. Bush, too. In the White House. They are said to have talked for an hour and been in near-total agreement, but the meeting was kept secret for fear of outraging environmentalists. No, as they say, shit.
Story at that paragon of double-sourced accuracy, the New York Times (free registration required)