Saturday, December 20, 2008

Obam's Litmus Test

Use Science not ideology.

President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday named Harvard physicist John Holdren and marine biologist Jane Lubchenco to top science posts, signaling a change from Bush administration policies on global warming that were criticized for putting politics over science.  Speaking in pure Orwellian terms, President -Elect Obama said "ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology," . He then indicated that he had actually employed the Scientific Method in choosing his science advisors - the Litmus test, and both passed with flying colors: Both Mr. Holdren and Ms. Lubchenco are leading experts on climate change who have advocated forceful government response (see picture of Mr. Holden's successful test below).
Mr. Holdren will become Mr. Obama's science adviser as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Ms. Lubchenco will lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversees ocean and atmospheric studies and does much of the government's research on global warming.
Mr. Holdren, who at Harvard went from battling the spread of nuclear weapons to tackling the threat of global warming. He's an award-laden scientist comfortable in many different fields.
"Global warming is a misnomer. It implies something gradual, something uniform, something quite possibly benign, and what we're experiencing is none of those," Mr. Holdren said a year ago in a speech at Harvard. "There is already widespread harm .. occurring from climate change."  As a result, Mr. Holdren will not have to employ any budget funds into research on Global Warming, but instead will immediately be able to draft and implement policies that will quickly bring our economy back to the future of the Medieval Dark Ages.  Mr. Holdren was enthusiastic and optimistic about being able to quickly turn things around and achieve his goals, given the current economic downturn's kick-starting his own planned policies that will throttle it even further.
Given the success of employing a litmus test, Mr. Obama indicated that it will now be universally employed in all subsequent selection of all his Administration appointees, so that he can ensure meeting his campaign promises to his constituents. 
In other news, the Dow-Jones feel even lower after news of the latest appointments was announced.

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