PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FIRST MISTAKE?

This seems like a truly terrible idea:

President-elect Barack Obama is strongly considering Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a Cabinet post, Democratic officials told Politico.

This is a man who thinks vaccines cause autism, and that a link between the two is being suppressed as part of a government/business conspiracy:

Salon.com printed Kennedy's article in which he made a highly speculative and unproven claim of a full-fledged government cover-up.

The autism-vaccine link is pure and utter hokum, and, by promoting it Kennedy is scaring parents out of vaccinating their kids and putting them at risk for diseases that are utterly preventable. Similarly, Kennedy's paranoia extends to his belief that the 2004 election was rigged. The man is clearly gullible or paranoid and certainly not remotely the right person to lead the nation's environmental agency at such a crucial time for the environment. 

Kennedy released a somewhat gaurded statement today, but it was hardly close to definitive:

Robert Kennedy downplayed the idea of any imminent announcement, saying, "I haven't had that discussion with anyone in my family about" joining the Obama administration.

--Sam Boyd

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