February 17, 2005

WHAT DID DEMOCRATS GIVE YOU FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH? (via Bryan Francoeur):

Ex-astronaut to become NASA's acting chief (Reuters, 2/17/05)

Former astronaut Fred Gregory is expected to be named NASA's acting chief, becoming the first African-American to head the U.S. space agency, a congressional spokesman said on Thursday.

Let's see Democrats hold up this confirmation hearing.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 17, 2005 1:09 PM
Comments

Yes, indeed, let's see that. Senator Byrd should be leading the opposition, of course.

Posted by: Bruce Cleaver at February 17, 2005 1:42 PM

Here's another for you. check out the new U.S. Security Envoy to the middle east.

here's the reuters pic

Posted by: mc at February 17, 2005 2:23 PM

Bush is certanly doing a wonderful job of out-liberaling the liberals.

Posted by: NC3 at February 17, 2005 4:23 PM

With an assist from the Raging Thumb's observations about hotel wait staff.

Posted by: Luciferous at February 17, 2005 4:37 PM

Um, why would the Democrats be holding up Mr. Gregory's confirmation? As OJ knows, this man will sail through unless word comes out that he was somehow piloting both Challenger and Columbia via remote control when they blew up.

OJ gets a kick out of concocting painful interpretations of his political opponents' positions, but I doubt he really thinks that complaints about Rice or Gonzalex are racially based. They stem from disgreement with specific policies.

It pleases OJ's sense of partisan hackery to portray them in the worse possible light. This type of rhetoric is expected in certain quarters. I expect the "Bush is Hitler" crowd enjoys such cackling glees as well.

It seems some here though, are so enamored of bashing their opponents that they have begun the process of descending into a fantasy world of their own imagination. Such cocooned fantasies eventually hurt their proponents political chances, but they always serve to unnecessarily poison political discourse first to the detriment of the country.

Posted by: Chris Durnell at February 17, 2005 6:43 PM

Chris:

The only difference between Michael Chertoff and Alberto Gonzales was ethnicity.

Posted by: oj at February 17, 2005 6:56 PM

Chertoff put away a bunch of NJ racketeers over decades of service. This pissed off the nomenklatura of both parties.

I am not thrilled about Gregory's appointment. The last thing NASA needs is someone who is part of its apparat, nurtured in its corporate culture, at the head. NASA needs to be either drastically reformed or scrapped altogether.

Posted by: Bart at February 18, 2005 10:24 AM
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