In a press conference today, President George W. Bush revealed his plans to create a Secretary of Space to oversee the country's soon-to-be-growing space program.
"Well, ya know, we have a Secretary for Agriculture, one for Transportation, and one for just about everything else," Bush told reporters. "So it just makes sense to have a Secretary of Space. After all, NASA must have a lot of paperwork." He ended the quote with his trademark idiotic chuckle.
"We're quite excited about this decision," Vice President Dick Chaney added. He couldn't go any further into detail, being late for a doctor's appointment.
Other DC officials aren't so keen on the idea.
"We have more than enough bureaucracy in the government already," an anonymous federal employee told reporters. "Let's not clutter up the vacuum of space with red tape and triplicate."
Though no one has been officially appointed as Secretary of Space, several worthy candidates have been considered, including Federation Captain Jean-Luke Picard, Jedi Master Yoda, superhero Flash Gordon, Sith Lord Darth Vader, and former Vice President Al Gore.
"Well, ya know, if we ever do come in contact with intelligent life, it'll help to have an android in the government," Bush theorized.