Friday, December 12, 2008


Apparently NASA Administrator Michael Griffin is obstructing efforts by President-elect Obama's transition team to look into details about Griffin's pet project, the troubled Constellation program. From ANN, after Griffin had ordered his subordinates to not say anything critical of Constellation and to not give any alternative options, Obama's transition team was flabbergasted.

"Mike, I don’t understand what the problem is. We are just trying to look under the hood," Garver reportedly said.

"If you are looking under the hood, then you are calling me a liar," Griffin replied. "Because it means you don't trust what I say is under the hood."

From a leader at any level, whether a small manager or head of a major bureaucracy, that is unacceptable. Griffin should be fired immediately. Not just when Obama takes office; Bush should fire him now. Of course that's not going to happen because Bush isn't very fond of transparency, but if you can't handle an honest inspection of your work, you do not deserve to be doing it.


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