POLITICO had an interesting story by Leigh Munsil about people who posted a petition at the White House site online and got enough signatures to force a kind-of reply:
“The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race,” the White House said in response to the petitions, submitted on the administration’s new public arena that gives the public the chance to earn a reply if enough people sign on to support it.
But Paradigm Research Group, an advocacy group responsible for one of the petitions, issued a response on Tuesday, calling it "unacceptable."
The group says the White House’s response is either a political lie, a national security lie, demonstrates that the executive branch is unaware of extraterrestrial life, or that the " statement is correct and the aforementioned accumulation of evidence is just a sixty year, worldwide misunderstanding."
Where do I stand on the whole issue?
I don't obsess over it; however, I think, mathematically, it would be surprising if we were the only life form in the world.
Now back to Chuck. I don't mind you e-mailing me about it but remember, I don't write the show, I don't produce the show, I don't air the show.
If you're frustrated that you can't watch last Friday's show (and a number of you are) I understand because I am too. And I'm so frustrated I really think I may walk away from it.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"