Political Priorities Reign
While I condemn the lunatic and empathize with the victims, I am tired of the warm & fuzzy "no news" news stories. Let's face it, the last thing this woman needs is a roadtrip and the last thing NASA needs is a sideshow distraction. Let's talk about the real gains/deficits/treatments(stem cells, per chance?) if we are to continue on with her as the subject of news stories. I respect the astronaut and the politician(as much as a politician can be respected/trusted), but enough with the "positive spin" stories that gloss over the tragedy and the reality of the damage done. Cognitive disconnect benefits nobody but those who sell 'stories'.