While in Florida on Thursday John McCain said that he would like to see a manned mission to Mars as part of a “better set of priorities” for NASA that would better engage the public.
Mr. Cain, forget NASA and Mars for a minute. I would like to know how you propose a “better set of priorities” for your campaign. You’ve had a three month head start on the Democrats yet still today you seem ill-equipped to run a competent campaign. Your campaign is disjointed, your campaign is all over the place and your campaign is extremely disorganized. Is this the way you would run America if elected?
What were you thinking when you decided to make a stop at Florida’s Everglades Park to bolster your environmental credentials? Did you forget that you ‘sold-out’ the Everglades?
Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. It is known for its stunning displays of wildlife. The area boasts rare and endangered species, such as the American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee. It has fabulously fun-filled airboat tours and it has been designated as an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance, in recognition of its significance to all the people of the world.
Yet, Mr. McCain, in 2007 you voted with George W. Bush and opposed spending $2 billion dollars to recondition the Everglades but you didn’t stop there Mr. McCain, you URGED your colleagues to let President Bush’s veto of the preservation bill stand!!! This is a bill that REAL environmentalists spent 7 years lobbying for. Yet at the flick of a wrist the eco system of the Everglades SUFFERED BECAUSE OF YOU and George W. Bush!!! Just one year ago Mr. McCain!
In fact, McCain you are playing make-believe when you try to sell yourself as an environmentalist. In the Senate you have SKIPPED EVERY single vote labeled as ‘critical measures for the environment’. You skipped ALL 15 votes! Even the latest League of Conservation gives you a stunning zero out of one hundred (0/100) on their scorecard which rates elected officials on their environmental votes.
In spite of your misdeeds against the Everglades, you dare to PIMP the Everglades and use it as a back drop for opportunistic photo-ops! Shame on you John McCain, shame on you!!!
Senator McCain you also revealed, while in Florida, that one of your favorite books as a child had been Ray Bradbury’s 1950 novel “The Martian Chronicles” about humans colonizing the Red Planet.
You also said, “I am intrigued by a man on Mars and I think that it would excite the imagination of the American people if we can say, ‘Hey, here’s what it looks like.”
Well Mr. McCain, if exciting the imagination of the American people is what you really want to do; my suggestion is that you NEVER give another speech because your speeches sap the energy out of every one I know. You do not excite us; frankly you put me to sleep. I have tried to listen to you several times and all I know is, whenever I attempt to listen to you, the next thing I know is its 6:00am the next day.
Mr. McCain I respect and honor your service as a Naval Aviator and the 5 and one-half years you spent as a prisoner of war (POW). I pay tribute to your service in the US House of Representative for four years and your service in the US Senate for the past 12 years. I know your party voted for you to be their nominee but Mr. McCain you are out of your league. You and your campaign seem discombobulated.
I offer up one suggestion, that you be the man you’re looking for. You be our man on the moon.