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President Bush is expected to announce not just a Mission to Mars, but the return of human beings to the Moon.

I note two things in this article.

First is the frequent use of the word “men” or “man.” Have we really not come to the point where we could even conceptualize a woman going on such a journey? A trivial point, maybe, but in this age of political correctness, this article is written in such a way as to stand out as gender weighted.

Second, the State of the Union is coming, the perfect place to announce this, and I recall that another President not all that long ago announced a grand plan for the space program such as this. It did well for Kennedy and there’s no doubting that it did well for just about everyone.

But I hope that President Bush isn’t pulling this out in hopes that we’ll vote for him because he thinks we have to leave Earth to visit the planet of War.

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