EPA chief to get Princeton’s James Madison Medal

If seismic activity is measured at Montpelier, Virginia in February 2012, we’ll know that Bill of Rights author James Madison is rightly spinning in his grave.

The Daily Princetonian announced:

… Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson GS ’86 will be awarded the… James Madison Medal… during Alumni Day on Feb. 25, 2012.

… the Madison Medal recognizes a graduate school alumnus or alumna who “has had a distinguished career, advanced the cause of graduate education or achieved a record of outstanding public service”…

Since when is harming the economy and killing jobs “outstanding public service”?

Past winners include: Frederick Seitz, George Will and (oddly enough) Cornel West.

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