Don Sherfick

Larry Craig to make unscheduled orbital junket?

Filed By Don Sherfick | May 28, 2008 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Politics
Tags: International Space Station, Larry Craig, vice president

Several readers (well, my partner at least) have asked me if I think there is any truth to the rumor that Idaho Senator Larry Craig, target of my recent speculation concerning his becoming John McCain's running mate, is undergoing accelerated training at Cape Canveral for launch to the International Space Station in the next few days.

The reason? The main toilet on the ISS is continuing to fail, and NASA thinks maybe Larry's own experience in the Minneapolis airport last year might just help them resolve this growing mess.

My answer: I seriously doubt it will happen. Sources close to Craig say that one close encounter with the shit hitting the fan was enough. Given that, I'll continue to sit on the story.

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Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | May 28, 2008 11:16 AM

He has no proper experience with using tools in a weightless compartment.

Don, I think on a space station the shit is supposed to hit the fan --- at least, that's how I might get rid of it!

The news story that Don's post links to has this line in it:

The astronauts will use bags until the toilet is fixed.

What a great storyline for the next commercial telling us how strong the new Flex-Force Glad garbage bags are! (They're reinforced with polystyrene mesh, you know!)

... Or will the Zip-Lock folks snatch this golden opportunity first?