It's Time To Go, Mike

NASA has become a transition problem for Obama, Orlando Sentinel

"NASA administrator Mike Griffin is not cooperating with President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, is obstructing its efforts to get information and has told its leader that she is "not qualified" to judge his rocket program, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. In a heated 40-minute conversation last week with Lori Garver, a former NASA associate administrator who heads the space transition team, a red-faced Griffin demanded to speak directly to Obama, according to witnesses. In addition, Griffin is scripting NASA employees and civilian contractors on what they can tell the transition team and has warned aerospace executives not to criticize the agency's moon program, sources said. Griffin's resistance is part of a no-holds-barred effort to preserve the Constellation program, the delayed and over-budget moon rocket that is his signature project."

Editor's note: Mike: everyone seems to have gotten the message - except you. It is time to go.

The Transition Team is doing what the White House has said that they want them to do. The White House wants them to be able to "look under the hood" at all levels of government and has directed you to cooperate with them. How you can think that this unprofessional behavior on your part will endear you to the incoming Obama team is baffling.

Fact Sheet: Ensuring a Smooth and Effective Presidential Transition, White House
Executive Order: Facilitation of a Presidential Transition, White House

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