Thursday, September 30, 2010
How Adding Another Shuttle Launch is Like Lindsay Lohan Going to Rehab
Today Congress approved an extension to the space shuttle program by one more launch. The launch is scheduled for June 2011. This is big news here on the Space Coast. It will extend jobs for employees another 4 months according to our local news. It feels like this is just a band-aid for a gaping wound. Four months is a blip in the grand scheme of things. I almost wish they would just let the whole program be finished so that we can hit rock bottom and start the recovery. Instead, they just keep dragging it out. It reminds me of Lindsay Lohan going to rehab. It doesn't really fix anything, but it makes good press. The extension allows for the whole thing to be drug out even more (no, not drugged out like Lindsay).
Of course maybe rehab will work this time for Lindsay and she and the Space Coast could sync up for the recovery. Maybe she should come to Cocoa Beach while she is drying out. All the paparazzi would have to stay somewhere, so that would boost our economy. I will have to send her a Ron Jon Surf Shop bumper sticker to encourage her.
Posted by Michelle Saunderson at 11:38 PM