During 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