Just As I Thought

Let’s send him in the first rocket

I guess he thinks it’s not enough to be remembered for making our country into a police state; or to have introduced the “pre-emptive war.”
It’s not enough that he’s trying to get the Hispanic vote by offering some amorphous kind of amnesty to illegal immigrants. No, now he’s bringing this to the campaign:

President Bush will announce plans next week to establish a permanent human settlement on the moon and to set a goal of eventually sending Americans to Mars, administration sources said last night.

… Even advocates within the administration said the new project is sure to be a difficult sell on Capitol Hill because of the huge costs at a time when the administration is projecting mammoth deficits for years to come, and had promised to cut the shortfall in half over the next five years.

… Bush’s father, President George H.W. Bush, proposed a sustained commitment to human exploration of the solar system — with a return to the moon as a stepping stone to Mars — in 1989, on the 20th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon. NASA came up with a budget-busting cost estimate of $400 billion, which sank the project.

Why has it taken me so long to understand that this man was born rich, never had to worry about money, and doesn’t seem to understand how to spend it correctly? Cut taxes, cut taxes, cut taxes… then spend, spend, spend, spend, spend. After all, it’s only money.

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