One of the Democrats running in the primary against incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell is the intriguingly named Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson of Seattle. (Is there a Badspaceguy out
there?) He also ran for King County executive in 2005 and for governor in 2004 as a Libertarian.
I couldn’t resist Googling Goodspaceguy – and yes, I expect a stern letter from the folks at Google telling me that I should say "I employed the Google search engine." Up pops his blog, full of interesting info about the candidate. His address is "SpaceShip Earth," his favorite movies are "Weird Science and the "Back to the Future" trilogy and his favorite book is "Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
His Senate platform calls for stepping up space exploration so that colonies can be established before a killer asteroid slams into Earth. He calls for mining the near-Earth asteroids and comets, covering the outer hulls of space habitats with hooks and handholds, and ensuring there are women in orbiting space colonies.
Goodspaceguy is the candidate’s legal middle name. It must be noted that Nelson is not the only Democratic Senate candidate with an unusual middle name. There’s also Mike the Mover. Mover’s parents should be ashamed.
Cantwell apparently doesn’t have much to worry about from Goodspaceguy – or any of the other Democrats running against her in the Sept. 19 primary. A recent poll shows that none of her rivals has more than 3 percent of the Democratic vote.