Did Mike Griffin Talk About Embargoed '08 Budget Info?

Reader note: With regard to an earlier NASA Watch posting SIM Slip Saves SOFIA and Other Projects "Rick Howard, the temporary replacement for Anne Kinney, made an off hand remark that since all discussion of the FY 08 budget is embargoed and that Griffin's talking about SIM and SOFIA have to do with the FY 08 budget he, Griffin, technically shouldn't have made those remarks."

Full reader comments below:

"I was in attendance for all of Griffin's remarks. Before he began addressing the SIM/SOFIA issue he apologized for having to read from a prepared statement as he claimed that he is a lousy reader but that he needed to get the words correct for what he was about to say. He also clearly stated that since his little speech was going to appear on the NASA website he did not want to deviate from it.

He then pulled out papers from his pocket and read from them for about 10-15 minutes. His reading included the reinstatement of SOFIA and the fact that the monies for this would come from SIM. At the end of that time he again mentioned that he is a lousy reader (my opinion is that a lot of people are far worse) but that he had to do it. So "clearly appeared" in your statement should be "he read from".

Later that day in a break out session for the Astrophysics subcommittee, Rick Howard, the temporary replacement for Anne Kinney, made an off hand remark that since all discussion of the FY 08 budget is embargoed and that Griffin's talking about SIM and SOFIA have to do with the FY 08 budget he, Griffin, technically shouldn't have made those remarks. I am not sure I fully understand this comment as money for SOFIA will have to flow in FY 07 as well, but clearly the 08 budget will have a big hit."

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