Obama recognized, and chose, scientific knowledge, accomplishment and intelligence in his selection of Steven Chu as Energy Secretary.
There appears to be at least one fair minded, even handed prosecutor in the United States: U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. I hope that even handed justice is his goal. And I wish we had more like him. Then, perhaps, instead of corrupt politically motivated prosecutions, the US justice system would actually effect a reduction in the corruption that abounds in the US political scene.