An Open Letter To Newt Gingrich’s Moon Base

by Amy Lindorff

Dear Newt Gingrich’s Moon Base,

You must be really embarrassed right about now. It is great news that Gingrich thought of you because I would absolutely love to come visit, but then Mr. Awesome Gene Cernan and a bunch of his space loving buddies didn’t even endorse Newt. Instead, they went for Mitt Romeny, in this open letter. Open letters are all the rage on earth, FYI.

Maybe it was because Gingrich said that he was going to create you 2020? Was the phrase “[Romney’s] approach to space policy will produce results instead of empty promises” a fun little passive agressive nod at the absurdity of you? I’m almost certain that a moon base will take a lot longer than eight years to establish and will cost a TON of money that probably everyone in the government will be mad about.

Eugene Cernan is kick ass and his book is amazing. I will probably still not vote for Romney because space awesomeness isn’t quite enough to overcome other things about him that I can’t get over but if he wins and space gets really exciting and a moon base is actually built at some point I will be there ASAP.

Love, Amy