Shocking stuff indeed. Shocking, that is, until you reach the
fourth paragraph, and discover that the story hinges entirely on a
single quote from a GOP energy lobbyist.
"If you asked him on that first day he said yes, he would have
said, 'I want to be an advocate for energy,'" Michael McKenna. "If you
asked him now, he'd say, 'I'm serious about the challenges facing the
nuclear complex.' It's been a learning curve."
That's it. That is the only piece of supposed evidence provided by the Times to back its claim that the former Texas governor apparently had no idea he'd be tasked with overseeing the U.S.' nuclear arsenal.