Re: Public vs. Private Arctic Exploration

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Mon Jun 12 2000 - 11:19:19 MDT

> > Of course, the Lewis and Clark expedition was certainly the only one where
> > the president of the United States personally trained the expedition leader
> > in a number of scientific disciplines (astronomy, navigation, botany,
> > ethnography) in the White House library and in the Rose Garden, chose the
> > other scientific advisors for the project from among his own personal friends
> > who were the leading scientists of the day and personally designed and
> > selected much of the mission's equipment!

> They dont make presidents like that anymore. {8-[ spike

They make plenty of people like that today--there's just not a chance
in hell one could get elected.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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