For John, BLUF: Is there anyone who is acceptable to the Media to talk at the Republican Convention. Apparently not. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The lede plus one:
On Feb. 3, 1995, astronaut Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot a space shuttle. On July 23, 1999, she became the first woman to command a space shuttle mission. And on July 20, 2016, she will become the first female shuttle pilot and commander to speak at a Republican National Convention.Dripping with disdain and sarcasm. Is this the real view of the Media and Political elites, of the Academic elites?
With its implied support of Donald Trump, this appearance has left many scientists and space experts scratching their heads. Why would someone who rode a rocket through glass ceilings speak at this event?
Are scientists and space experts unable to understand that there might be alternative ideas? How unscientific is that?
Are there space experts and scientists who don't understand that Mr Trump might just win and in that case it would be good that he could look back on his Nominating Convention and think we might ought to put some money into NASA?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff