It was just obvious to me that this was a game changer. Politics certainly isn't pure but hard science is. A scientist's career is defined by his record of publication. Anyone who dares attempt to explain away what has been exposed here runs a serious risk of ruining his scientific credibility, tainting the entirity of his published work, and putting himself clearly in the bin labeled "politicians" and removing himself from the one labeled "scientists."
Climategate represents sort of a "Gore Doctrine" for the climate change cabal. Every one of them is in effect being asked, "Are you with us, or are you with the scientists?"
It reinforces the complaints that I have made (rhymes with Snarl Copper) about the unscientificness of the movement.
But it does not expose a hoax as some have claimed. The believers truly believe. As long as well funded people believe, it is not going away.