Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Congressman IS a Rocket Scientist


Seen on many cars here. Our Congressional representative, Rush Holt, a physicist, is retiring after eight long terms in Congress. He was an unusual Congressman - advocating for and securing funds to support scientific research and education, social equity, environmental conservation and suicide prevention in the military.

20 comments:

William Kendall said...

A congressman with a science background who advocates for education and environmental conservation?

We need more of that.

Merisi said...

How wonderful that the people he represented so long and so well show gratitude for his excellent service! More scientists into politics!

cieldequimper said...

It always amazes me that people wear their political opinions on their lawns and bumpers in your part of the world. Here we mostly keep them to ourselves and only dicuss them over dinner, if at all.

Sounds like he was one of the intelligent ones.

a.s.m. said...

Pocos son los políticos que aboguen por la educación, el bienestar social…
Esos pocos son para conservarlos.

Ángel

Andy said...

Sounds like Rush Holt zeroed in on the right issues.

llandudnopictures said...

Hopefully he has a long and happy retirement!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

He looks like he might have been 'a good one ' :) Lulu, but I guess at 65 he deserves a quiet life oui!

Tanya Breese said...

ha, love it! i wonder if he has ever gotten the chance to reply "uh well yes, actually i am a rocket scientist" :D

Norma Beishir said...

A physicist? As long as it's not Sheldon Cooper....

Sharon said...

So many good, intelligent politicians are retiring these days. If I had to work with some of the crazies in Washington, I'd probably be retiring too.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fun sticker!

Catherine said...

The US could really use more like Congressman Holt, a politician with a good head and a big heart... hopefully he's influenced others who are staying!

LOLfromPasa said...

Good on him!

RedPat said...

Sounds like he will be missed!

Randy said...

I would love to retire. Nice sticker.

Jack said...

I have so little regard for most politicians today that I would be content just to learn that he keeps his hands in his own pockets.

Peter said...

Well done Rush, 8 terms! It is good to have a person like that represent you.

Lisa Gordon said...

How neat is that???
Love this!

EG CameraGirl said...

He sounds remarkable! Too bad he's retiring.

Petrea Burchard said...

He sounds like a great guy!

Here in Pasadena we have NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, so there's a rocket scientist on every block. I don't think they've run for Congress, though.