Roland Burris surprised to find the Defense Department has its own labs

How lame of a Senator is Roland Burris, the hack brought in by Illinois’ indicted ex-governor to take Barack Obama’s seat? The guy has himself an appointment to the Armed Services Committee. Which means he oversees the Pentagon… Burris seemed genuinely shocked to discover that the Defense Department devoted so much time and money to science and technology. “You’re saying that [the armed] services have their own research laboratories going?” he asked Zachary Lemnios, the administration’s nominee to be the Director of Defense Research and Engineering… then he asked Lemnios– pronouncing his name “Leonis” – the follow-up question you’d expect from a son of the Chicago Machine: So does that mean you’re the guy in charge of all that research cash?