CNN has investigated and agrees with Atomic Insights regarding the political games that resulted Greg Jaczko being appointed to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with the assignment to kill off the Yucca Mountain project.
The following quote from the above video could have come directly off of one of the many articles about Greg Jaczko published here during the past 5 years.
Narrator: But Harry Reid didn’t just bet on one man in the White House to keep his promise to Nevada voters. This is Gregory Jaczko. You might call him Yucca Mountain’s hired killer.
Jaczko: It was simply a project that was going nowhere and is now dead.
Narrator: Jaczko, who has no background in nuclear engineering was an aid to Harry Reid in 2004 when Senator Reid forced his appointment to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by holding up dozens of George Bush’s judicial nominees.
Griffin: Were you, um, recruited, promoted, appointed to these positions strictly for one purpose, and that was to stop Yucca Mountain.
Jaczko: You know I never talked to Senator Reid about what I would do as Chairman of the NRC, or even as a commissioner. And every issue that came in front of me, I looked at with an independent mind and and independent approach. Senator Reid, certainly from the time that I worked for him and all of the time that he has been in Congress has been a staunch opponent of that site.
(Emphasis in original.)
By the way, does anyone not recognize the fact that Jaczko has unwittingly admitted that his former boss made his position abundantly clear? There would have been no reason for any specific discussion between Reid and Jaczko on the topic of Yucca Mountain; that is not the way that street fighters like Reid work. Everyone who wants anything from him knows the consequences of crossing him.
Since I don’t want anything from Reid, I feel perfectly safe in pointing out the fact that he is a tyrant who has imposed his will — somehow — on 330 million other people, in direct violation of laws that were passed following the processes outlined in our foundational documents. He should be in jail, or at least unemployed, not serving as the Senate Majority Leader.
I wish someone would take the time to figure out what Reid has on the majority of his colleagues to “encourage” them to keep electing him as their leader.