He's Not Alone: Kucinich Ain't First Pol to Spot UFO

NM governor Richardson says government should "come clean"
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2007 12:52 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico speaks during a debate at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Dennis Kucinich is already treated as a bit of an alien by the other presidential contenders; it only got worse at this week's forum when interrogator Tim Russert pushed him about Shirley MacLaine’s claim that he saw a UFO at her home. A trapped Kucinich offered tersely, “I did.” But before he moves campaign headquarters to Roswell, as he joked he would, the LA Times points out that he's not alone.

Both Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan admitted seeing UFOs, although it's typically an "issue used on politicians to make them look bad." And Kucinich got unlikely post-debate help from the governor whose state benefits from Roswell tourism, as Bill Richardson urged the government to “come clean” about the Roswell incident.