Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Scientific Activist: Reporting from the Crossroads of Science and Politics

The Scientific Activist: Reporting from the Crossroads of Science and Politics

Good grief. If we can't determine that a candidate for an appointment to a government position has false claims on his resume's how can we find terrorists?

Hansen is really on to something here, and instead of the story being about a 24-year-old lying, it should be about this: how did this guy, who already had dubious qualifications, make it into NASA with such an obvious lie on his resume? To work for a federal agency, including NASA, extensive background checks are usually required. If I was able to uncover the truth about Deutsch in one phone call, then he must have been placed in his current position without any investigation, due to his loyal service on the Bush presidential campaign.


Do I feel good about having this administration doing wiretaps on people while telling me to "trust them?" I don't think so. I guess by posting this I will have Men in Black knocking on my door. Well, if they do we will just serve them some fresh banana bread and ice cream.