As a Republican senator from Michigan, Abraham once called for dismantling the Energy Department.
President Obama's Energy Secretary—Steven Chu:
Chu is director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in physics. He was an early advocate for scientific solutions to climate change.
Can people stop complaining about Obama's appointments already? Bush didn't merely appoint foxes to henhouses, he appointed the Big Bad Wolf to Construction Foreman—think Abraham, John Bolton—these guys didn't just want to line their pockets, their missions in life were to destroy the agencies they were appointed to.
Obama is tapping cutting-edge experts and progressives where he can, and powerful, effective people who can advance his agenda where he has to.
Don't make me break out the picture again.