See, that wasn't so hard

In selecting the new NASA chief, the Bush Administration violated what has lately appeared to be their standard operating procedure and appointed someone qualified. This is in marked contrast to its normal practice of appointing people who believe that the President's power in dealing with terrorism is unconstrained by any law to Attorney General, people who want to destroy the U.N. as an Ambassador to it, and judges who are just amazingly undeserving of their appointment. I of course don't have the expertise to evaluate whether this person is actually qualified, but I haven't heard otherwise and he has seven degrees, which is enough for a credentialist like me.