Isn't space travel and colonisation of other planets essentially part of the Bush administrations innate character?
After all, petrol will be around for a couple more years, and there's no need to worry just yet, we can kick back,
take those meaningless drives round the block in our souped-up, monoxide-plus, fog machines... and when we start to see old grannies turning blue, and our kids hacking like they're been hit by anthrax, then theres always Mars! once we've destroyed this world, who cares! we can go out and drive our space-cars on another world...