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  •  Probably would have had a bigger effect (1+ / 0-)
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    if it had failed: it's have gone into the Republican bin of 'government boondoggles' to beat up Democratic candidates, regardless of the facts in this case (like the initial stages of Curiosity's planning taking place way back in 2004.)   Candidates running on a promise to increase science funding would have a tougher time.

    But since it was a success, it's a harder sell.  It's exciting and awesome and as someone who wishes we were spending more on science research, I couldn't be happier.  I just don't expect much of voters who are already inclined to complain about government spending.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 01:56:23 PM PDT

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