Friday, September 7, 2012

Ansel Adams' Darkroom & James Watt

A. Adams' House, James Watt - Monterey County  1984

I visited Ansel Adams' house in 1984 (alas, he was recently deceased.) In his office I found one little detail that I liked: a picture of James Watt, Ronald Reagan's Secretary of the Interior, tacked to the wall with the handwritten notation: "Darts, anyone?"

Per Wikipedia: “During a 2001 interview, Watt applauded the Bush administration energy strategy and said its prioritization of oil drilling and coal mining above conservation is just what he recommended during the early 1980s. ‘Everything Cheney's saying, everything the president's saying – they're saying exactly what we were saying 20 years ago, precisely ... ’”

James Watt made Time Magazines list of "Top Ten Worst Cabinet Members."

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