Policy: January 2007 Archives

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."

Editor's note: Just when you thought the White House doesn't have anyone on staff with any space smarts Rep. David Wu (D-OR) drops this bombshell: "There are Klingons in the White House." Wu then goes on to note that these are actually "faux Klingons". I guess he is refering to the Klingons we saw in the original Star Trek series - you know, the ones without all the bumps on their heads. Wu then laments the lack of Vulcans in the White House. Of course we all know that the only Vulcan working on space in Washington is Mike Griffin. Rep. Wu has been on the House Science Committee for a number of years. Let's see if he raises this issue with Spock Mike Griffin and Shana Dale (she used to work there) when hearings commence in a month or so.

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Scotty: I need that CEV in 2010 or we're all going to die!, earlier post
Shana Goes Native, earlier post


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