Monday, August 4, 2008

Missing Jimmy Carter

Popular Mechanics has 10 Questions for g-nomer Craig Venter.

Question 7:

Q: Since the 1970s oil crisis, a number of policies have been enacted to increase energy independence. Do you think they've been effective?

A: Had we followed intellectually where we were back in the Carter era, we wouldn't have a lot of the problems we do today. We've had a lot of short-term thinking from administrations that basically trades off the health of the planet for economic gain for the business community—and for their own re-election. We don't reward our leaders for making long-term beneficial decisions for society. It's like the stock market—all that matters is the next quarter, not where you are 10 years from now.

Welcome to life in a democratic republic. That answer would be truer about Medicare and Social Security.

Venter is an Obama supporter but McCain is less likely to be worried about getting re-elected.

2 Comments:

Anonymous r said...

Another Lib scientist who infuses his “science” with Lib politics, leading to the inevitable Lib corruption of said science.
Why must Libs always inject their idiocy into everything they do, ruining it?
Just do your f-ing job and STFU.

August 4, 2008 at 12:36 PM 
Anonymous r said...

I don't think anyone "misses" Jimmy Carter. We didn't care what he thought back then when he was screwing things up and we certainly don't care what he thinks about anything now. I think most would like him to just STFU and go the hell away and stick to building his Habitat houses.

August 6, 2008 at 11:32 AM 

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