I wanted to find a pithy way of making Barack Obama’s new mission objectives for NASA — now apparently the National Administration of Self-Esteem Antics — into an OOTD. Fortunately, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez encapsulates the utter silliness of mission objectives that have nothing to do with space exploration for an Investors Business Daily cartoon:

This puts Obama’s orders to Charles Bolden in their proper perspective. This is one small step for a bureaucrat, one giant leap backward for NASA.

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