John Podesta, former senior advisor to Barack Obama, former Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton, and future chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is offering some reflections on his most recent stint in the White House.

Number one on the list — aliens.

Podesta was out of the big-time politics game briefly early in the Bush years, and lent his considerable prestige to a coalition pushing the oddball cause of greater disclosure of federal information about UFOs.

Soon afterwards, he founded the Center for American Progress which quickly emerged as a key pillar of center-left infrastructure in Washington. I worked for a while at CAP, and can testify that while there were a lot of in-house jokes about Podesta and UFOs (including an alien-themed holiday party one December) there was approximately zero institutional effort expended on the cause.

But in a personal capacity, Podesta continued to lend a hand. He participated in a couple of UFO-themed TV shows and wrote the forward to a book about UFOs that was published in 2010.

Then he went back to the White House where, once again, there was no progress on the UFO disclosure front. It’s genuinely too bad. As a former Chief of Staff, Podesta presumably has had access to highly classified information and knows what he’s talking about when he says the public deserves to know what’s in these files. I hope — though I don’t actually expect — that he’ll use his influence in the emerging Clinton campaign to push this in a more serious way.

I wouldn’t expect that either. There are more relevant questions to consider for a presidential election.

Current science is all I have to go on – and the Fermi Paradox among others convinces me folks bumped into something other than extra-terrestrial intelligence.

  1. NewFormatSux says:

    Al Gore was born 9 months after Roswell.

  2. Simon B says:

    Almost as crazy as middle-class housewives bashing pots and pans to show governments how to regulate corporate debt, ownership.

  3. Marc Pugner says:


  4. bobbo, are we Men of Science, or Devo says:

    EIGHT DAYS NOW….and still NO new post.

    UFO’s don’t exist and neither do schlock postings about them.

  5. ± says:

    There isn’t anything to say since no extraterrestrial has ever visited this planet ever. Not once. This guy is setting himself up to make money on the liars circuit.

  6. noname says:

    It’s time America embraces the fringe and our galactic friends!

    We all know or should know Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was beamed up by a giant UFO and John Podesta is still probing the passengers in Area-51! Just look how long Gitmo detainees have been held!

    As 9/11 truthers and birthers already know, Obama is in cahoots with aliens to take over country, under the guise he is taking bold new steps to fix America’s galactic broken immigration system!

    To supply America’s cheap labor needs, more employment of Centaurus and other star system Non-Immigrants on H-1B Visas are needed, now!!!

    Finally we have John Podesta who wants the government to come clean about its conveniently “unexplained” cases

  7. They're Here says:

    You know all the aliens live on the backside of the moon, right?

    And every now and then they visit New York City and Oregon.


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  9. John Podesta says:

    most of them was weather ballons.

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