I called into Thom's radio show today and asked him on his thoughts on the United States adding a secretary of science to the cabinet. I forgot to mention my source on where I got my information from, but it's an interview with President Bill Clinton and Neil Degrasse Tyson. In the video Bill Clinton fully supports a secretary of science. Hopefully Bill can put in a good word with Hillary and create the first ever Secretary of Science. Here is a link to the video. You can also watch Neil Degrasse Tyson's show Star Talk on Hulu.
About 15:45 is where this clip starts, but the full interview is very interesting and worth a watch.