The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the likelihood that President-elect Obama will nominate Steven Chu, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Nobel prize winner, to be the next Energy Secretary.
The possibility elicits the single most arrogant, condescending quote we’ve seen this week:
“The Chu pick is exciting because (he) will bring scientific rigor to the new administration’s energy policy,” said Daniel J. Weiss, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a liberal Washington think tank. “After the anti-science Bush administration, this is like going to a Mensa meeting after eight years of being trapped in the Flat Earth Society.”
Keep it up, Weiss. That’s a great tone to strike as you try to persuade the country to adopt jobs-killing policies. You disagree with us? You’re a dunce and we’re going to mock you.
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