On the Next Energy Secretary (Presumed)

By December 11, 2008Energy, Global Warming

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.

Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • Frank Stevens says:

    “You’re a dunce and we’re going to mock you.”

    To quote McClaughlin, “That is correct sir!”

  • The Snob says:

    If Weiss’s bathroom started flooding at 2am on Christmas Day and you offered him an iPhone and a spanner wrench, which one do you think he’d reach for first?

  • Greg Q says:

    Mensa? That’s the group with people in the top 1.9% to top 2.0% of IQ, right? IOW, the people who think they’re really smart. Yet who have never actually accomplished anything with their lives (since if they had, they wouldn’t be wasting their time going to such a meeting).

    Sounds a lot like “liberals”, all right.

  • Jonathan says:

    I suspect he’s never been to a Mensa meeting. As a former member, I can tell you they aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

    What’s striking, in a society with great returns to intellectual capital, is how few of them (us) are wealthy.

  • Hucbald says:

    Weiss has obviously never been to a Mensa meeting. That is, if he thinks they are any less kooky than Flat Earth Society shindigs.

  • Jeff says:

    The ignorance of liberals, especially liberal journalists is amazing. Their No. 1 science guy is an ex-senator ex-vp from Tennessee whose propaganda film was cited by a British court for its many falsehoods and fabrications. Their No. 1 actual scientist, Hanson, has now been caught twice gaming the programing or the data for his climate models. (the Y2K “bug” and the Sept. temp data being “reused” in Oct.)

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