(updated 18 Jan 04)  

Top Ten Reasons President Bush Wants to Fund a Mission to Mars

10. Aside from weapons of mass destruction and Bin Laden..he wants to add aliens to the list of stuff he cant find. (Mystical1M@aol.com)

9. Gitmo gettin' full. (NodMyChin@sbcglobal.net; odatopt@aol.com)

8. He figures that this way the price of those Mars candy bars will go down dramatically, thereby stimulating the economy. (william.fishburne@verizon.net)

7. Cheney needs a more secure, undisclosed location. (NodMyChin@sbcglobal.net; cmndrnineveh@aol.com)

6. His daddy told him to. (witsend@sevinex.com; william.fishburne@verizon.net)

5. Congress told him to "put your spending bill in Uranus", but he wanted to check out the planets in between first. (ldolphin34@hotmail.com)

4. Plans on drilling for oil there to "test for evidence of past life." (chharget@aol.com)

3. He doesn't look that stupid from another planet. (kateroozee@hotmail.com)

2. "Hey I'm not gonna be here next election, might as well make it hard on the next guy." (Endocrom@aol.com)

Hmmm...a rather costly visual...

1. To prove if you laid 100 billion dollars end to end it would reach Mars. (DOrr@jam.rr.com)