Comment of the Day: Space Shuttles, Museums and Politics

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We noted that Houston not getting one of the used space shuttles is the kind of thing that happens when you don't have a Texan in the White House.

A raft of people joined in a lively debate. One commenter noted that karma can be a bee-yotch.

Douglas wrote:

Hey, remember, t'was politics that landed the JSC in Texas to begin with! Talk about short memories! Does it make any sense that the space missions should launch in Florida yet be controlled in Houston? Of course not. You have LBJ's political prowess to thank for that. And second, this decision apparently was not political. Lots of people are somehow blaming Obama and saying this was political and if a Texan was president yada yada yada. If this was political then certainly New York and California would not have received a shuttle. Obama doesn't need to ply those states with space ships to win their support in the next election. If someone was interested in votes, they would have landed a shuttle at the gigantic and excellent and free Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio, the perpetually cursed swing state.

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