Found this on Climate Audit this afternoon, posted by Bill F:
A government official was trying to hire a new researcher for their climate change division. He brought in a geologist, an engineer, and a paleoclimate reconstruction expert. After extensive reviews of their backgrounds and education, and numerous face to face interviews, he couldn’t decide which of the three to hire. So he brought each one in to answer a final question. He brought the geologist in and asked him “what is 2+2?” The Geologist thought very carefully, counted on his fingers a bit, scratched his beard and looked at the ceiling for a while lost in thought and finally cleared his throat and said “it is somewhere around 4.” The govt. official thanked him and told him he would call soon and then brought in the engineer and asked the same question. The engineer immediately responded that the answer was “4.000000 to infinity, assuming the 2 values of 2 were absolute and not rounded off or estimated.” Again, the govt. official thanked him and told him he would call him soon. He then brought in the paleoclimate reconstruction specialist and asked the same question. The paleoclimate reconstruction expert looked over both shoulders, reached over to close the blinds, locked the door, and then leaned across the desk and said “what do you want it to be?” The paleoclimate expert was hired on the spot.
This may be the same guy interviewed by a social scientist studying climate modelers, who declared "All modelers cheat a little bit." Or, on Dr Phil Jones staff that calculated the global average temperature, but has refused to release his data, or explain the methods the he used to adjust the temperature data for urban island temperature effects. There may be way to much truth in this cute story.