Send Hillary To Mars!

Mike HuckabeeDuring the CNN/YouTube Republican Debate on November 28th, 2007, Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee wittily responded to a question asking if he would endorse more money would be put into the nation’s space exploration program. The Republican presidential candidate outlined one very special plan he’d consider for NASA’s exploration of space.

(Sic)…Maybe Hillary can be on the first rocket to Mars,”

— Mike Huckabee,
CNN/YouTube Republican Debate, Question #29

This sounds like a very good idea to me, though the negative effects Hillary might have if Mars does turn out to have life on it worry me a bit. She’s a bit too much like Marvin the Martian and no where’s near enough like Thuvia or Dejah Thoris for my comfort or titulation.

All joking aside, Mr. Huckabee seemed sincere about advancing the space program and cited many of the practical advances in materials, technology and medicine that have resulted from our effort to date.

Source: CNN’s Adam P. Levy

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10 Responses to “Send Hillary To Mars!”

  1. Pistol Pete Says:

    I’ve never been sold on the space program. I mean, aside from Tang, what real advances have they made?

  2. jonolan Says:


    In case you’re not joking about real advances in technology resulting from NASA’s programs, go here for a start:

    NASA Small Business Technology Transfer

  3. Christy Says:


    I can guess who you are not voting for this election. 😉

  4. Doug Robertson Says:

    Seems from what I can find that most NASA advances are the result of research and planning here on terra firma. The actual flight seems somewhat unnecessary.

  5. jonolan Says:


    Yep. There’s no chance that I’d vote for Hillary – for many, many reasons. If the Republicans can’t field a candidate I can tolerate then I’ll have to hope that Obama can secure the Democratic nomination. It’s that or write-in Cthulhu! ROFLMSAO


    Thanks for stopping in and commenting! You make an interesting point. I’m doubtful the advances would be made – read funded – without the flight though. I admit that I’m biased though; I like space exploration in and of itself, so I don’t need a lot of rationalization for it.

  6. Christy Says:

    You never cease to surprise me, Jonolan.


    If a candidate, Democrat or Republican, doesn’t surface that I can tolerate, I will be writing in a candidate. But we part ways over Cthulhu. Sorry.


  7. jonolan Says:

    What’s the surprise?

  8. Christy Says:

    I inferred from your response that you tend to vote more Republican than Democrat, and that surprises me on one hand (while simultaneously not being very surprising) in light of what I have gathered.

  9. jonolan Says:

    I am closer to the Republicans than the Democrats, but if the Republicans don’t end up with a candidate I can support then – for me – Obama is a tolerable alternative to the Rep. candidates I know I can’t support.

    Personally I’d like a Guiliani-Obama ticket (I think), but that just can’t happen 🙁

  10. Christy Says:

    Maybe in an alternate universe.

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