Is it fair to brand the right as anti-science and the left as pro-science? No.
Did you know, for example, that Barack Obama said, concerning vaccines and autism:
"We've seen just a skyrocketing autism rate. Some people are suspicious that it's connected to the vaccines. This person included..."
Well, so did John McCain.
There's much more in this web cast from C-SPAN Book TV including a general discussion of the hazards of opening scientific discussions to the arena of public debate. Discussions of science should inform policy. They should not be mixed with or driven by a policy agenda.
There's plenty of bad science on both sides of the aisle.