Allan Brornley finally got his chance July 21 to appear before the Senate as part of his nomination as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and presidential science adviser. And it seems as though the Yale physicist will be in great demand once he steps into his new job. (The Senate was expected to vote last week to confirm him.) Sen. John Danforth (R-Mo.), calling himself "a complete ignoramus on science," invited him to a series of informal breakfast meetings to brief Commerce and Science Committee members on relevant topics. Sen. AI Gore (D-Tenn.), substituting for committee chairman Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.), invited Bromley back after his confirmation to a series of September hearings on science policy. Bromley also told Gore that he would have regular access to President Bush, and that he will be a member of the National Space Council and executive director of the President's...
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