Famed George Washington impersonator Ernest Moniz was nominated by President Obama today to be Secretary of Energy.
Moniz, a physicist whose likeness to Washington was first noticed at the age of 13 when he chopped down a cherry tree and immediately admitted culpability, will, if confirmed, replace departing Energy Secretary Stephen Chu.
Moniz is known for doing private parties and scaring first graders. Hoteliers throughout the country are so confused by his likeness to the first president that they are known to put placards up outside his room reading, “Ernest Moniz slept here.”
Moniz recently told an interviewer for Physicists’ World magazine that he actually kept the cherry tree he chopped down and later used it to make his own teeth.
Obama’s appointment of Moniz has stirred some concern on Capitol Hill, however, because of reports Moniz occasionally seems to believe he really is George Washington.
Walking past the the office of Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) last week, Moniz was heard muttering to himself “Boy, we really did kick some Hessian butt that day.”
Reached comment Moniz, would only say, “Ask Madison, ask Madison” and hung up.
And BTW, other than that Obama appointed Moniz and he looks like he does, YES, THIS IS A JOKE.