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albalmer at att.net
Tue Sep 7 13:29:04 EDT 2004
On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 00:49:18 GMT, gwschenk at fuzz.socal.rr.com (Gary
>In comp.lang.perl.misc Alan Balmer <albalmer at att.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 22:58:35 GMT, gwschenk at fuzz.socal.rr.com (Gary
>> Schenk) wrote:
>>>In comp.lang.perl.misc Alan Balmer <albalmer at att.net> wrote:
>>>> I'm not a fan of Mr Hatch, but blaming him for the shuttle disaster(s)
>>>> is somewhat over the top. Why not blame President Bush? That's the
>>>> popular thing nowadays.
>>>IIRC, the vice-president is in charge of the space program, so shouldn't
>>>President Bush accept some blame?
>> The Vice President isn't "in charge" of the space program, except for
>> Al Gore, who probably invented it.
>Don't you dittoheads ever get your facts right?
What's a "dittohead"? Are you trying to convey a personal insult of
some kind? Please let me know, so I can call you a name, too.
Johnson is no longer Vice President.
As shown in the last reference, there is currently a *proposal* for a
new steering council to be chaired by the VP. Hasn't happened yet, and
if it does, it will be quite a stretch to say that it's "in charge" of
the space program.
>> The shuttles were designed and built some considerable time before
>> Bush became President.
>True, although the first shuttle flight was in 1981, while Bush was vice-
>As the above references show, Bush was not head of the space council
>as Reagan was not a fan. Bush was busy selling anthrax and missiles
>to Iran and Iraq.
>> Good try, though, the DNC would be proud.
>I doubt it.
Don't sell your efforts short. Mr. Kerry needs all the help he can
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