I heard radio commentators today talking about how surprising it was that Bush had chosen a Treasury dept. secretary who believed in global warming, and that it was probably meant as a sign that the administration is willing to make compromises.
So, readers - supposing that I have any readers - enlighten me. Is it either
1. The Treasury Department has some great power over environmental policy of which I am unaware.
2. The Dubya administration is so incapable of compromise that appointing someone who disagrees with them on an issue totally unrelated to his job seems to them like a great and generous compromise on their part.