A spokesperson for the White House announced today the source of the mysterious vapor trail recorded off the coast of California.
"It was a military rocket performing a government function" explained the presidential minion.
"We had the last 20 million dollars of the payoff...I mean economic stimulus money...ah in cash, in the oval office. The President brought in two wall street executives, to see who would suck up the most to get the money.
Well, the guy from Citibank, he was whining about all his gay lovers and how expensive it was to keep them happy...the guy from AIG started taunting him, said he didn't need the money, but at least he wouldn't blow it on jewelry for gay prostitutes...it got ugly and they started punching each and the secret service had to break it up.
The President got irritated and said that neither one of them would get the money. 'I'd rather shoot it up onto space than give it to one you losers this last twenty million...that's what I'm gonna do just blast it off into space'"
Looking a little embarrassed, the aid continued. "Well, we took the money and launched it into orbit, like we thought we were supposed to. But now we're worried that the money might fall back to earth and into the hands of some honest, average citizens, who might use it to pay their mortgage, or maybe a small business owner who might be tempted to not tell the IRS about it so we can't tax it...so we have ordered NASA to launch a rescue mission...we estimate it will cost several hundred million to recover the twenty million, but if we can keep it out of the hands of the citizens, it will be worth it."