Nelson tells Obama to keep Griffin -- for now, Orlando Sentinel
"Sen. Bill Nelson wants Michael Griffin to run NASA until President-elect Barack Obama finds a "surefire" replacement, according to an aide to the Florida Democrat. Nelson expressed his wishes in a phone call this week to Lori Garver, who is running Obama's NASA transition team. "He called Lori Garver and said that until they had a surefire choice, they should continue with Griffin. And he thinks Griffin is doing a good job," said Bryan Gulley, a Nelson spokesman. Gulley would not say who Nelson would support if or when Obama picks a new NASA administrator."
Editor's update: The transition Team, widely rumored (but not yet officially confirmed) to headed by Lori Garver, is due to begin work at NASA HQ next Monday.