Eric Hoffer was a self-educated longshoreman who wrote ten books, became an adjunct professor at UC Berkley and was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983. Asked how his own epitaph might read, Hoffer replied “He wrote a few good sentences.” Here’s one:
“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”
Richard Nixon founded the Environmental Protection Agency, as crazy as that seems.
You’d need to be off the charts crazy corrupt to disgust Tricky Dick, but Scott Pruitt is already past his eyeballs in suits and investigations for payoffs, sweetheart deals, graft and malfeasance even as he reverses every environmental protection on the books.
His latest move was forcibly ejecting an AP reporter along with journalists for CNN and E&E from a public hearing. Even for a Trump appointee, he sets an unprecedented new bar for toxic.