President to do some damage control.
Again. This time, he’s trying to revise and extend his plans on space policy:
President Barack Obama will outline his administration’s vision for space agency NASA and an eventual trip to Mars during a conference in Florida in April, the White House said on Sunday.
Obama has had to defend his commitment to the space agency in the politically important U.S. state after submitting a budget to Congress that would cancel a program to return U.S. astronauts to the moon.
Glenn Reynolds thinks that the White House wasn’t expecting a pushback; but really, why should they have been? All the President did was break his campaign promise and kill twenty-three thousand jobs in a Congressional District whose Congresswoman had the temerity to vote against the health care bill – which said bill is, of course, infinitely more important to the Democrats than manned space exploration. There are so many other campaign promises that the President has broken; why should this one be treated any differently?
PS: Tom Garcia is running in FL-24 as a Republican, and he’s pretty mad about the space thing himself. He’d also love to hear from you.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.