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NASA Chief's Wife to Obama: Don't Fire My Husband
Associate Press ^ | 12/31/08 | SETH BORENSTEIN

Posted on 12/31/2008 12:43:37 PM PST by anymouse

Late on Christmas Eve, one last wish was sent, by e-mail: Please let NASA Administrator Michael Griffin keep his job. It was from his wife.

Rebecca Griffin, who works in marketing, sent her message with the subject line "Campaign for Mike" to friends and family. It asked them to sign an online petition to President-elect Barack Obama "to consider keeping Mike Griffin on as NASA Administrator."

She wrote, "Yes, once again I am embarrassing my husband by reaching out to our friends and 'imposing' on them.... And if this is inappropriate, I'm sorry."

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On the Net:

Petition to keep NASA Administrator Michael Griffin: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/KeepMike/index.html

(Excerpt) Read more at google.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; Technical
KEYWORDS: griffin; nasa; obama; space
Griffin ought to resign out of shear embarrassment. Then get a divorce. ;)
1 posted on 12/31/2008 12:43:38 PM PST by anymouse
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To: anymouse

Griffin ought to be sent packing and take his heinous Ares program with him. It’s the definition of a boondoggle.


2 posted on 12/31/2008 12:44:44 PM PST by AntiKev ("Within the strangest people, truth can find the strangest home." - Great Big Sea - Company of Fools)
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To: KevinDavis; tricky_k_1972

space ping


3 posted on 12/31/2008 12:46:32 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: AntiKev

What did it do? or not do? or was supposed to do? or will do?............


4 posted on 12/31/2008 12:48:41 PM PST by Red Badger (I was sad because I had no shoes to throw, until I met a reporter who had no feet.....)
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To: anymouse
NASA

5 posted on 12/31/2008 12:50:39 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Red Badger
It's supposed to solve all of our heavy lift problems and lift equipment to the Moon and Mars. What it will do is spend countless billions of taxpayer dollars and get canceled.

DIRECT to the Moon and Mars.

6 posted on 12/31/2008 12:52:39 PM PST by AntiKev ("Within the strangest people, truth can find the strangest home." - Great Big Sea - Company of Fools)
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To: AntiKev

I thought the Space Elevator was gonna solve our lift-off problems?..........


7 posted on 12/31/2008 12:59:08 PM PST by Red Badger (I was sad because I had no shoes to throw, until I met a reporter who had no feet.....)
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To: anymouse

Griffin has done fine. I suppose. No news is good news, they say. He might find a good position at an engineering school.


8 posted on 12/31/2008 1:01:43 PM PST by RightWhale (We were so young two years ago and the DJIA was 12,000)
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To: anymouse

I remember reading that Mr. Griffin ordered NASA not to cooperate with Hussein’s transition team. In most other forms of employment, not being willing to work with the new boss is one of the quickest ways to get fired. Regardless of politics, I see no reason why Hussein should retain Mr. Griffin.


9 posted on 12/31/2008 1:05:16 PM PST by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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Bow down and kiss the Dear Leader’s ring and he might consider.


10 posted on 12/31/2008 1:05:33 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: AntiKev

Ares I was to serve as a manned transport to orbit for ISS and eventually support manned lunar missions. Ares V was to be the heavy lift rocket to heft large unmanned payloads for manned lunar missions, etc. They both used different shuttle derived components.

The DIRECT concept skips the Ares I and goes straight to various configurations similar to the Ares V, but man rated.

Both will be expensive and not much more reliable than the shuttle (if even that.)

Basically it comes down to the old NASA pissing contest between JSC and MSFC for who will control the next big program.

My guess is that the Obama crew will put a pox on both houses and divert NASA pork to NASA centers in bluer states like Goddard in MD, Ames and JSC in CA and Glenn in OH.


11 posted on 12/31/2008 1:11:31 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: anymouse

This is like Robert’s Mom going to the FBI to plead his case for him.


12 posted on 12/31/2008 1:13:45 PM PST by Portcall24
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To: oh8eleven

Nonsense, NASA and the military are the 2 things government work actually ends with results.

I hate luddite ‘conservatives’ that can’t stand space and research investment. Reagan sure knew better.


13 posted on 12/31/2008 1:18:47 PM PST by MartinStyles
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To: AntiKev
Griffin ought to be sent packing and take his heinous Ares program with him. It’s the definition of a boondoggle

Oh really? And how shall we fly astronauts after the retirement of the shuttle? Or is that just a "waste of money" ? Who needs NASA, right? (and their 15 billion dollar budget! Oh my!)

Considering we will be spending 1.8 trillion dollars to bail out various financial idiots and losers , Id say you and your ilk are the ones with screwed up priorities..

14 posted on 12/31/2008 1:24:07 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: AntiKev

What Obama will do is cancel Aires and replace it with NOTHING. So he can have more money for his remaking of the entire economy. And we’re talking a few billion versus 17 billion to bail out the money losing auto industry for a few months. Disgusting..


15 posted on 12/31/2008 1:29:55 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: anymouse
My guess is that the Obama crew will put a pox on both houses and divert NASA pork to NASA centers

More likely divert it to his social spending instead. NASA just doesent deliver him enough votes, and Md. and Cal. is in his pocket regardless . (Ames is small beans..)

16 posted on 12/31/2008 1:33:42 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Nonstatist

You obviously don’t know my views very well. Ares as presented by M. Griffin is a boondoggle that will end up in the annals of space history before it gets off the ground. Griffin just wants a BFR (Big F****** Rocket) and has no plan for its utilization. I’m as big a believer in manned spaceflight as you’ll find on FR, but we need to have sound engineering solutions.


17 posted on 12/31/2008 1:38:56 PM PST by AntiKev ("Within the strangest people, truth can find the strangest home." - Great Big Sea - Company of Fools)
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To: AntiKev

People here yell about the boondoggle shuttle. Now this is a boondoggle. What do you suggest oh mighty one?


18 posted on 12/31/2008 3:12:23 PM PST by colormeread
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To: pnh102

Because Barak is an ignorant fool who has never done so much a slop together a wopper. Barak indeed deciding where we go!!!!


19 posted on 12/31/2008 3:12:25 PM PST by colormeread
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To: AntiKev

Please, we are waiting for your solutions.


20 posted on 12/31/2008 3:12:26 PM PST by colormeread
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To: anymouse

This is idiotic. Griff’s Obama’s best friend in the “science” community.


21 posted on 12/31/2008 3:16:00 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: colormeread
DIRECT
22 posted on 12/31/2008 3:29:21 PM PST by AntiKev ("Within the strangest people, truth can find the strangest home." - Great Big Sea - Company of Fools)
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To: colormeread

This is exactly the problem with letting the government dictate the priorities of an industry. If you think NASA has bungled space development, wait until the government gets done with the banking, insurance, auto, medical, etc. industries. Even the Soviet Union knew that they needed to foster some competition in key industries.

The Russians are going to get a big belly laugh when our economy seizes up under the Obama-messiah administration and Democrat Congress.


23 posted on 12/31/2008 3:34:10 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: MartinStyles

True conservatives embrace genuine scientific research and development, not a jobs program with little to show for the billions of tax dollars poured into it.

Either you are naive or have a vested interest in NASA’s continued funding. There is some real science and engineering going on with NASA funds, but there is also a lot of “social engineering” and “ego monuments” that sap our economy like other government pork that you don’t like.

Sometimes you don’t merely need to “gore someone else’s ox,” but slaughter the whole herd.


24 posted on 12/31/2008 3:43:06 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: anymouse

I have no vested interest besides the benefits we all get, and the milestones Americans have made with NASA.

I guess you aren’t however.. Which is impossible, even if you aren’t a US citizen.


25 posted on 12/31/2008 3:44:52 PM PST by MartinStyles
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To: anymouse
Ok NASA, keep Michael Griffin, but run Dr. James Hansen(the dean of global warming fanatics) out on a rail. That won't happen, but it is a happy thought.
26 posted on 12/31/2008 4:38:29 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: MartinStyles
NASA and the military are the 2 things government work actually ends with results.
The military works despite government.
NASA has sucked down $60 billion a year for decades (you do the math) and the results speak for themselves.
Little more than Tang, Teflon, some pretty pictures and a whole bunch of dead people.
27 posted on 12/31/2008 5:12:13 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Jeez, that’s so sad I dunno what to think.

We landed on the FREAKING MOON. We have rovers on Mars. People have been in and out of space by the hundreds.

wtf do you want? This is a TINY amount of the federal budget. Stop being a.. ugh, not worth even trying anymore.


28 posted on 12/31/2008 5:34:06 PM PST by MartinStyles
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To: MartinStyles
Nonsense, NASA and the military are the 2 things government work actually ends with results.

I hate luddite ‘conservatives’ that can’t stand space and research investment.

If NASA would quit with all the global warming crap and get back to rockets, I would be more supportive of them. NASA no longer resembles the glorious institution it once was.

29 posted on 12/31/2008 7:24:36 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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NASA, like the military, works best when you give them a VERY SPECIFIC mission, direct orders to accomplish the mission, and provides a well defined budget to do it in.

In the absence of any specific direction, NASA is no better than any other government organization. Protect the rice bowls at any cost, and protect jobs.

The problems we’re seeing with NASA, is not NASA or those who work there, but a lack of leadership. An Obama presidency guarantees that there will be at least 4 more years of no leadership.


30 posted on 12/31/2008 8:21:51 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger
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To: anymouse

Nice going, this hasn’t gotten embarrassing enough yet.


31 posted on 01/01/2009 7:37:10 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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