‘Cactus’ of Angry Bear writes,

Why is it OK to have an attorney making decisions about nuclear power, or how to combat mad cow disease or scrapie, or whatever else, regardless of the attorney’s level of ignorance on the subject at hand, but not OK to have, say a physicist with no legal training on the Supreme Court or a biologist with no legal training as Attorney General?

Here is a question with an obvious answer. Why does this rant apply to government, and not to the private sector?