Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Two Black Eyes for NASA

First, this story in the New York Times:
The top climate scientist at NASA says the Bush administration has tried to stop him from speaking out since he gave a lecture last month calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming.

The scientist, James E. Hansen, longtime director of the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said in an interview that officials at NASA headquarters had ordered the public affairs staff to review his coming lectures, papers, postings on the Goddard Web site and requests for interviews from journalists.
Next, this story in CNN:
NASA Inspector General Robert W. Cobb is under investigation after subordinates complained that he failed to investigate safety violations and retaliated against whistle-blowers, The Washington Post reported Friday.
With the Bush administration, corruption seeps into absolutely every branch of the federal government...


Blogger Kyle McCullough said...

You did not mention that the official who had given those orders was a Bush appointee who has just resigned, after it was discovered that he had lied on his resume and was not a college graduate.

Corruption and incompetence should be expected when the only qualification they look for is zealotry.

11:50 PM  

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