Can You Trust A Politician…

…who is not even remotely familiar with the concept of nuclear fusion? 

That’s the question that comes to mind after reading that of the question that was posed to John Edwards at a campaign event in New Hampshire recently:

Another man, Howard Epstein, asked Mr. Edwards whether he supported nuclear fusion in the context of mining on the moon.

“You are over my head now,” said Mr. Edwards in a frank response that may very well have been shared by audience members who were not science-minded. “You are asking me if I would support what?”

I realize that I’m an unrealistic dreamer, but sometimes I think it would be nice if people who were running for high office had a grander view of the universe than petroleum -v- ethanol.