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Lubchenco, Lysenko: Hope Yen/AP on Obama's science picks and politicization - 12/20/08

The aptly-named Hope Yen of the Associated Press offers an article about recent science-related Barack Obama appointments. She shows us what she at least really thinks about the politicization of science: she supports it, just as long as the politics are the right kind. In fact, either she or an AP editor re-wrote a later version of the article to delete a questionable phrase; see the two editions compared side-by-side in the extended entry. The first version, from today at around 8AM, says this: President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday named Harvard physicist John Holdren and marine...