The Category is Humans Who Have Defeated the IBM Watson Computer in the Jeopardy Game

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The normal answer-and-question sequence breaks down because there is only one human on earth who fits this category – Congressman Rush Holt.  A five-time winner when he played against humans 35 years ago and a nuclear physicist by training, Holt is one of the smartest, most level-headed members of Congress.

I had a chance to meet the Congressman yesterday at a fundraising event for Marie Corfield. Among other things, we lamented the fact that Holt’s colleagues on the other side of the aisle in the House of Representatives are harming the nation with their anti-science rhetoric and are not funding the basic research that has kept the United States in the forefront of job-creating technologies over these past years.

In the video snippet below, Holt points out that we have a lot of work to undo the harm that our Governor has wreaked upon the state, and we need to work to elect progressive Democrats for the good of everyone.

Holt is a welcome antithesis to Christie. While Christie breaks everything down to a simplistic solution, Holt knows that complex problems call for complex solutions that require hard work. While Christie rules through bombastic pronouncements, Holt is methodical and rational.

I love the bumper stickers in his district: “My Congressman Is a Rocket Scientist.”

Comment (1)

  1. Jersey Jazzman

    … who gives a speech in front of a steel drum is OK by me!

    Nice to see he understands what’s at stake in the legislature.


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