According to the Denver Post, Senator Ken Salazar will accept the post of Secretary of the Interior.
As one-time employees (in a small way) of the DOI, M. and I are moderately happy to see him in the job. (I wonder if he will make any progress with the Indian oil-royalties quagmire.)
At least we hope that under Sec. Salazar there will be less political meddling in scientific research.