She's going to be a hard act to follow. But, really, who would want job anyway? With a House of Representatives run by a Party that insanely wants to abolish the EPA, and drags the Administrator through unproductive, inquisitorial hearings on a regular basis, with a Senate where even Demos seem scared by the phrase "environmental protection," and with a White House that can be counted on for support only so long as the polls are favorable, I cannot imagine the number of applicants would be very high. On the other hand, I had a hard time imagining that anyone would want the EPA job under W. after the well-meaning Christy Whitman had taken enough abuse (from her own team). And yet, there always seems to be some faceless, spineless, career bureaucrat who will step up to the plate just to get the title, even if it means being a sucker, a prevaricator, and/or a whipping post.
Lisa Jackson deserves better of her successor, and so do the rest of us.