When this guy got some screen time during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, I, like you, just assumed he was one of the Founding Fathers who showed up in a time machine to check in to see how things were going.
I was shocked to discover this is a real, modern human being named Dr. Ernest Moniz.
And he is a million times more intelligent than I am. In his role as our nation’s Secretary of Energy, Moinz is “tasked with implementing critical Department of Energy missions in support of President Obama’s goals of growing the economy, enhancing security and protecting the environment. This encompasses advancing the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, maintaining the nuclear deterrent and reducing the nuclear danger, promoting American leadership in science and clean energy technology innovation, cleaning up the legacy of the cold war, and strengthening management and performance.”
Weighty stuff. Hardly seems appropriate to be making hair jokes. On the other hand, you can’t just walk around like you came to life straight off a piece of paper money and expect people not to notice.