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Obama stonewalls superstar scientists’ urgent warnings on airport x-ray scanners

The President’s advisor on science and technology, John Holdren, would have been well-advised to listen to Elizabeth Blackburn and colleagues at UCSF, one of the world’s premier teaching hospitals and medical research institutions.

It appears to be Obama’s final “Is Obama Bush?” test.  Rather than siding with our best and brightest scientists, Obama and Holdren have sided with discredited ex-Bush officials turned lobbyist hacks like Michael Chertoff, aka “Skeletor,” who have significant conflicts of interest in selling this harmful technology and all the unconstitutional security theater that goes with it.

I didn’t see this letter when it first came out dated April 6, 2010 and hosted by the White House web page.