Normally it is Dennis Kucinich who gets flamed for this stuff, now it is John Podesta:
John Podesta is a distinguished Washington insider. He is currently the president of the liberal Center for American Progress, and previously served as co-chair of Barack Obama’s presidential transition team (2008-2009) and White House chief of staff for Bill Clinton. Podesta is also a visiting law professor at Georgetown.
Not included on his official resume is a peculiar position he’s long-supported – investigation into UFOs.
Podesta has written the foreword for a book that will be published next month, titled UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On the Record, by Leslie Kean. In the foreword, Podesta plays defensive from the very beginning: “As someone interested in the questions of UFOs, I think I have always understood the difference between fact and fiction. I guess you could call me a curious skeptic.”
I’ve never understood the “anti-UFO” nonsense or painting people who believe in the possibility of alien life as crazy. First off, a UFO is just that- an unidentified flying object. Pilots used to report them all the time- because pilots often see things they can’t identify flying around in the air. Sometimes it turns out to be weather balloons, other times other things. Sometimes they never figure it out.
Being interested in UFO’s really isn’t that crazy. Likewise, even if when discussing UFO’s one actually met “alien life,” so what? In a culture that takes two weeks off every year to celebrate the virgin birth of a prophet who then goes on to make water into wine before being killed for telling people to get along (RIP, Douglas Adams) and then being resurrected a couple days later, the possibility that there might be alien life-forms somewhere out there just doesn’t strike me as that crazy. Why not?