Liberal Caucus Saddened
OTTAWA (Slings And Arrows) – Many members of the federal Liberal Caucus, as well as party members across the country, were saddened to learn today of NASA’s imminent plans to dismantle it’s program that would have once again put a man on the moon.
The so-called Constellation Program is effectively being dismantled as the construction of the rockets and spacecraft that were to have taken astronauts back to the Moon is being wound down.
President Obama recommended the program be scrapped in February because it was over budget, behind schedule and lacking in innovation. Critics of Obama’s approach and of NASA’s recent actions have referred to the space program curtailment as “boldly going nowhere”.
Liberal party members, speaking anonymously – because that’s what they do best – say the description of “over budget, behind schedule and lacking innovation” is a phrase that could well be used to describe the Liberal Party these days. “Hell, we’re boldly going nowhere,” said one anonymous source, “or my name isn’t Bob Rae.”
Party members are disappointed over the demise of the space program because they had intended to nominate Opposition Leader Michael Ignatieff as the next Canadian member of the Man On The Moon Program.
“Why not?” inquired another anonymous party member by the name of Denis Coderre, “Canadians already know him as a man on the moon, why should’t we formalize it. Like one former Liberal demigod once said, ‘a proof is a proof'”. And he added, “It may not be Toronto, but it’s close enough.”
It may have been a small step for man but it would have been a huge step for the Liberal party!