Saturday, November 1, 2008

Presidential Science

178 scientific, academic and business institutions have written letters to Senators Obama and McCain urging a new focus on science and technology. They recommend a cabinet level position for an "Assistant to the President for Science and Technology". The letters are identical, the one to Senator McCain is here.

Super Collide was not asked to sign on, but we would have gladly. We would have suggested a more exciting name for the science/tech adviser. Maybe take a page from professional wrestling or rap and assign a nickname - The Notorious D.N.A. or The Giant of Science, that sort of thing. He/she could enter meetings to Biggie Smalls music and have a patented rhetorical flourish, maybe "The Cabinet Buster". And, yes, I've been wanting to put up that Andre the Giant photograph.

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