Griffin and KSC Management Warned Over Alleged Political Activity

Watchdog agency closes investigation into NASA chief's comments about disgraced former congressman, AP

"A federal watchdog agency has closed its investigation into whether NASA's chief administrator violated the law when he urged an audience to support former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. But the Office of Special Counsel sent a warning letter to NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, saying he should have used better judgment, even if he did not break a law against using official authority to influence an election. ... Separately, the agency found that NASA officials did violate the law when they allowed a speech by Sen. John Kerry at the Kennedy Space Center to be broadcast and played over the Internet to workers at the facility. Kerry was running for president at the time, in July 2004."

Griffin (apparently) Flip Flops and Endorses a Political Candidate, earlier post

Griffin Email on Endorsement Issue, earlier post

NASA denies chief made formal DeLay endorsement, Houston Chronicle

"The space program has had no better friend in its entire existence than Tom DeLay," Griffin said Friday of DeLay's legislative support of the agency. "He's still with us and we need to keep him there."

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