Dear Mr. Obama:
You have shown your true colors as little more than a feral political animal instead of a statesman with a cherishing sense of history, by allowing Houston, Texas to be passed over as the final destination of one of the remaining Shuttle Orbiters. History will judge you harshly for your myopia.
Certainly, Shuttle Atlantis should go to the Kennedy Space Center, debarkation point for every Orbiter that was ever hurled aloft. It was, after all, President John Kennedy who said America should go to the moon, not because it was easy, but because it was hard.
Absolutely, Shuttle Discovery should be enshrined in the Smithsonian Annex at Dulles Airport in Chantilly, VA., where millions may marvel at its massive grace.
Perhaps it is fiscally prudent to allow Shuttle Endeavor to remain in California after its final flight; after all, it’s expensive to fly those big 747’s all over the place, especially with a space shuttle strapped to its back.
By the way, Mr. President, what DOES it cost to fly Air Force One to and fro these days?
Sending the final Shuttle, the prototype Enterprise, to New York City, however, it just inexcusable, and frankly, sir, unacceptable.
|NASA Shuttle Prototype Enterprise|
By ignoring 50-years of space exploration history, you have dishonored the men and women at NASA who gave their talents, time, and in some cases their lives, for the America’s Manned Space Program:
Thanks to another Democrat brother, NASA’s headquarters was placed in Houston.
We named the place after him.
Less than a decade later, “Houston” was the first word spoken from the Moon.
Thanks to you, Houston’s not going to be the last destination of a Shuttle orbiter.
Not even the prototype.
So we’re naming this decision after you: an Obamanation.
Rhymes with abomination.
I am nominating this new word into the American Lexicon as defining “bone-headed decisions that defy all logic, reason, and common sensibilities, rendered to serve political interests, and to disrespect and disregard the will of the people.”
After your epic decision to ignore Houston’s myriad contributions to Space Exploration, the second thing to be defined as an “Obamanation” would be your Administration.
Wear it with pride; you earned it.