Something amaaazing has happened. It’s one of those choices that are so obvious and right, we can’t believe it was actually made.
US President-elect Obama has named Steven Chu his Energy Secretary. He picked an expert for the job.
Chu is the head of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997 for his work on supercooled atoms. He has pushed for research on solar energy and biofuels. He advocates controlling greenhouse emissions. And he’s an employee of the US Department of Energy!
Critics note that Chu is not a politician, so he might not survive Washington. What, you think someone can run a government laboratory without political skills?
Given that amaaazing things are happening, let’s allow ourselves to think that someone with all the necessary qualifications plus a well-developed conscience can become the next President of the Philippines. (Naturally we are assuming that the 2010 elections will go on as scheduled.) Who would you nominate for President of the Philippines? Someone qualified and viableâ€”we’ll worry about “winnability” later. Yes, you love Manny Pacquiao, but he’s done enough for this country. No, seriously, you can’t nominate Pac-Man. Name your candidates.
Look at the nominations so far. Hope ticket, or Despair ticket?