Maybe Steven Chu Was Stumped After All
I was more than a little incredulous when I read that Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) claimed via Twitter to have stumped Energy Secretary Steven Chu with a simple science question. After all, Chu is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, while Barton doesn’t exactly have the firmest grasp of science. And, having witnessed the exchange firsthand at yesterday’s Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, I can say that it was Barton, not Chu, who came across as rather clueless.
But then I reviewed the photos I took at the hearing. Turns out Chu may have been a bit baffled after all: