Before it became a tourist trap for lunatics and sci-fi geeks, I used to live in Roswell when I was very young. Unfortunately, after the “incident” became fodder for crackpots Roswell eventually decided to capitalise on its odd reputation, and a “museum” was opened up (followed by a painfully non-New Mexican show on the WB that seemed intent on reminding us just how far removed from New Mexico the show actually was). Since taking the helm in Santa Fe, old Bill has made it something of a pet cause to “get to the bottom” of the “incident.” He has continued in this fine tradition:
If he wins his bid for the White House, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson may be just the man to get to the bottom of the 60-year-old Roswell UFO mystery.
My hunch is that Richardson is just trying to be his usual, crowd-pleasing, avuncular self in this case. Even so, he does keep talking about it often enough that you begin to wonder whether he’s serious.