Keep the politics out of it:
News and Observer (and AP): Scientists aim for public office
Please, please, please let this be a growing trend.Daniel Suson has a doctorate in astrophysics and has worked on the superconducting super collider and a coming NASA probe. Now he's heading back to school to take on an even trickier task -- getting elected to public office.
He is among a growing number of scientists who feel slighted and abused in the public debate in recent years and are mobilizing to inject "evidence-based decision making" into public policy.
Today, Suson, dean of engineering, mathematics and science at Purdue University Calumet, will join more than 70 other scientists, engineers and students at a hotel at Georgetown University for a crash course on elective politics
Whee!"Politicians have thought they could get away with saying things that are quantitatively false," Foster said Friday.
Foster said he wants more fact and less ideology in political debate.