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Historic Appointments at NASA and Commerce to Come?

chicago dyke's picture

Playahata speculates:

As of 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.

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Submitted by Damon on

Kind of like how war congerers Colin Powell and Condolezza Rice were supposed to represent progress for us. Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln? The only way I make sense of this is to simply joke that we're getting our chance to show that we can suck, too. Equal opportunity failure is the best kind of failure, no?

I'd have been seriously impressed if Obama could have found a Democrat within the upper ranks of NASA. lol As for the Commerce post, it wouldn't have been anything to find a Democrat for that spot.

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Submitted by michaelrbn on

Ron Brown was the first African-American Secretary of Commerce.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

I found the ignorance (or deliberate rewriting) of very recent history by proggers (progressive bloggers) to be rather heroic.

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Submitted by chicago dyke on

always do your homework, kidz. thanks, mike, for the reminder. i should've known better. /applies wet noodle to backside/