Historic Appointments at NASA and Commerce to Come?
As of Playahata.com press time rumors have it that Barack Obama is set to fill his Secretary of Commerce slot with The rockefeller republican, Lawyer Richard Parsons and Astronaut Charles Bolden Jr to head NASA. If so it would be the first time African Americans have held either slots. Although both Republicans, Parson calls himself a Rockefeller Republican, which is a person who is conservative when it comes to economic matters, and more liberal concerning social issues.
Bolden on the other hand does not like to be identified by party at all.Bolden pictured below, is A former astronaut who has made four trips into space is reportedly a leading candidate for the top job at NASA. The former test pilot left NASA in 1994 after 14 years of service to return to the Marine Corps, where he rose to the rank of major general. He retired in 2003.
I really hate the term 'Rockefeller Republican.' It reminds me of the draconian Rockefeller drug laws of NY state. Anyway, I guess this is affirmative action we can believe in. Or something.