Scientists in Chief, Barack Obama and Elena Ceaușescu. A Limerick.

elenaobama scientist in chiefFrancis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, Apr 2 at the White House, kicked off an event on a new brain mapping project by introducing Obama as the nation’s “scientist in chief.”
“I’m glad I’ve been promoted to scientist in chief,” Obama joked.
But, he added, “given my grades in physics, I’m not sure it’s deserving.”
Obama also said, “I hold science in proper esteem. So maybe that gives me a little credit.”
Elena Ceaușescu graduated from grammar school with good grades in needlepoint. She then became a lab assistant, and then a textile worker. After marrying Nicholae in 1947 she became an internationally renowned Chemical Ph. D. She was made a member of the Illinois Academy of Sciences. There is no indication she did any of the research herself, but was given research papers with her name as the author.
She was given the nickname “Codoi”, referring to her alleged mispronunciation of the name of the chemical compound CO2 (“Co” being the C for carbon, O for oxygen, and “doi” being Romanian for “two”). She was mocked by many, including an official who called her by this nickname during her show trial. Contributing to the humorous effect, “codoi” is an actual word in Romanian, meaning “big tail”[
On the afternoon of 25 December 1989, (Christmas Day) Elena and her husband were turned over to a firing squad and executed.
Obama, Chief Scientist. Hey!
His arrogance is on display.
Elena Ceaușescu;
Chief Scientist too.
Ms “Codoi” was shot Christmas day

Now, Mr. President, what were your grades in Physics? Or, for that matter, where are your College Transcripts?

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Engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, and chip manufacturing. Presently adjunct faculty at PSU, teaching one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

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