There was a nice interview on the Daily Show with former NIH director and Nobel laureate Harold Varmus. Good on Jon Stewart for having him, he got to make the kind of points you wouldn't usually on a book tour. He touches on some interesting points regarding just how science funding works in practice in the States, as well as the broad range of constituencies agencies like NIH have to satisfy.
Sorry, the video is from Comedy Central and, likely, US-only.
Truth is only allowed in war and humor. Bush the Lesser ruined war. Jon Stewart is defending humor.