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Berkeley Science: Solving Our Nation’s Problems Since Forever

Posted By Evante Garza-Licudine On Dec 10, 2008 @ 6:39 pm In News | Comments Disabled

Barack Obama has chosen Steven Chu, the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as the new energy secretary [1] for the incoming administration.

Among Chu’s qualifications are such small-time stuff as, say, running the Energy Department’s oldest national laboratory, being a professor in physics and MCB, and winning something called the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997.

CNN points out [2] some Democrats are worried he might not have enough political experience. Hah.

At least it’s better having no scientific knowledge in a position that kind of demands some. We’re looking at you, Texas [3].

Congratulations, Chu. We know with you as energy secretary, nothing will possibly go wrong. After all, doesn’t it kind of make sense to hire a physicist when you’re faced with an energy crisis?

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Obama makes pick for energy chief, sources say [CNN [2]]
Officials: Obama chooses energy, enviro posts [AP [1]]


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[1] the new energy secretary: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h776EhBm9MT8AWmnULEB5jp6pxCgD9506EIG0

[2] CNN points out: http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/10/obama.energy/

[3] Texas: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/11/the_battle_rages_on_in_texas.php

[4] [BlackSide]: http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2500350800/

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