Culberson apologizes for calling NASA waste of funds, Houston Chronicle
"U.S. Rep. John Culberson of Houston apologized Tuesday night for condemning NASA last week as a failure and a waste of federal money. "Every agency wastes money but NASA itself is not a waste," the Republican lawmaker said during a video conference with constituents. "These fine people, the scientists and engineers there at NASA, I certainly owe these folks an apology because that is not what I meant to say."
Culberson weighing legislation for NASA overhaul, Houston Chronicle
"There's a lot of wonderful people working there," said Culberson, "but NASA wastes a vast amount of money."
Editor's note: Gee, Culbertson was so resolute in his stance just a week ago. There was little doubt what he "meant". What caused him to back track and change his mind? Did he not mean what he said before? Does he mean what he says now? How can we tell?