Via Josh over at TPM, we have some good news from the New York Times:
George C. Deutsch, the young presidential appointee at NASA who told public affairs workers to limit reporters' access to a top climate scientist and told a Web designer to add the word "theory" at every mention of the Big Bang, resigned yesterday, agency officials said.
But before you get too excited about this, note carefully the apparent reason for the resignation:
Mr. Deutsch's resignation came on the same day that officials at Texas A&M University confirmed that he did not graduate from there, as his résumé on file at the agency asserted.
So he didn't resign because he was a scientifically illiterate, pompous, egotistical, snot-nosed little fucktard. No, he had to resign because, apparently, he didn't actually get that degree in journalism that qualified him to lecture senior scientists on how to do science.
I'll take this as good news, but it's still depressing to think that George Douche (as he will forever be known) would probably still be working at NASA if that inconvenient fact hadn't popped up.
At least flat-out lying is still sometimes cause for resignation, even if jaw-dropping stupidity isn't.