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Jaczko the Jerk: Harry Reid's Sexist Crony Gets the Boot

Tom2309 Wrote: May 23, 2012 12:34 PM
Vigorously invoke and use "groupthink" to arrive at all decsions. Only assemble like-thinking people for all committees and peer review efforts. Spend your capital equally between scientific means and PR firms and then adjust the data produced via scientific means to be best used by your hired PR firm.
The embattled chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission resigned this week. It's a victory for Republican oversight on Capitol Hill, women and sound science. But it's also a lesson in the futility of Bush-era bipartisanship. When you cut deals with bullies, it's a timeless and bitter recipe for more bullying.

Gregory Jaczko served as appropriations director and science policy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., before joining the NRC in 2005. The anti-nuclear advocate was sworn in by his brass-knuckled boss and protector, Reid, who pressured the Bush administration to appoint him as a condition for moving through any...