Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Republicans Leakin Like, Well, Like Something That Leaks a Lot

Assuming, of course, that NASA is Republican.

According to Drudge, Kerry campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill claims 'dirty tricks' by NASA after it released 'surprise' photographs showing the Dem presidential hopeful dressed in a space suit crawling through a rocket hatch.

Considering the picture, I'd have to say "Kerry posed for these with the intent to have the photos widely distributed" is the least likely explanation.  Also confirming Cahill's theory is the likelihood that NASA would not be well-funded by Kerry.  I don't know that Bush will give them anything, in spite of what he has said.  But when Kerry won't even pretend to pander to a group, that's saying something.

Whether or not it was a leak, I have to wonder how NASA forced him into the suit in the first place.  Is it really possible that no one on Kerry's team thought, even for a moment, "This will look our boss look like one of the bad guys from E.T."?  If not, well, then they all deserve the shame for not thinking ahead.

Also, I'd like to point out that Democrats sure do seem to hate leaks that make them look bad, but never seem to care so much about the ones which hurt Republicans.  Wonder why that is...