Report: Griffin Obstructing Transition

NASA has become a transition problem for Obama
Orlando Sentinel

“NASA administrator Mike Griffin is not cooperating with President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team, is obstructing its efforts to get information and has told its leader that she is ‘not qualified’ to judge his rocket program, the Orlando Sentinel has learned.

“In a heated 40-minute conversation last week with Lori Garver, a former NASA associate administrator who heads the space transition team, a red-faced Griffin demanded to speak directly to Obama, according to witnesses.

“In addition, Griffin is scripting NASA employees and civilian contractors on what they can tell the transition team and has warned aerospace executives not to criticize the agency’s moon program, sources said.

“Griffin’s resistance is part of a no-holds-barred effort to preserve the Constellation program, the delayed and over-budget moon rocket that is his signature project.”

Editor’s Note: Hey Mike! Grow up! Yes, you’re losing your job. And it sucks. I know. It happened to me yesterday. But that’s no excuse for this type of behavior. The next president has enough problems. Don’t add to them.

You have no control over the people making these decisions. You may think some of them are idiots, poor managers, and have no business being the positions they are in. I get it. But, it’s not your call any more. They will soon be in control, you will have to hand in your badge. The sooner you accept that, the easier it is to move on with your life.

There are tens of thousands of people going through this every week. And most of them have far less money and far fewer prospects than you. Get some perspective, have a little humility, and grow up.