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Egypt’s President Could Win a Trip to
Space, Whether He Wants One or Not

New York Times, by Robert Mackey & Liam Stack

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/23/2013 2:17:29 PM

A group of Egyptian activists who reluctantly endorsed Mohamed Morsi in last year’s presidential election, and have been bitterly disappointed by his performance in office, are again urging their fellow citizens to cast a vote for him. This time, however, a victory for Mr. Morsi would send him not to the presidential palace, but into space. The scheme, unveiled Thursday by members of the April 6 Youth Movement, is to garner enough support in an online competition to win Mr. Morsi a trip to space sponsored by the deodorant company Axe. According to a description of the plan on the group’s

Comments:
Just when you think there may be no hope for change. Is it possible to give 0bama the "Axe" and send him to the Moon? His golf shot would travel much further.

Where does one buy a ticket, and are they limited?

      


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