The most important head count in the United States comes up in 2010. The Decennial Census goes a long way to determining how political power and government resources are distributed. Latinos have been typically harder to reach during past counts and are anxious that the U.S. Census Director is not even in place. President Obama has now nominated academic Robert Groves to lead the Department, but some Republicans are squawking. While qualified to do the job, some feel Groves’ belief in statistical sampling to estimate under-counts in harder to reach communities is not sound. In the modern world scientific advances, why are politicians questioning the use of the technological tools available? Keep an eye on Mr. Groves’ confirmation hearings.