In a semi-surprise move by the International Astronomical Union, the planet Pluto has been downgraded to dwarf planet after years of criticism and suspicion by the Bush Administration. Bush has been hinting for sometime that Pluto is not spherical or large enough to maintain it’s planetary status with Earth and it’s neighbors.
In 2003, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and then NSA chief Condelezza Rice sent a communicade to Pluto requesting immediate inspections. As of this date, no reply has been forthcoming.
The downgrading action is seen by many as just a forebearer to military intentions of the Bush administration. It is yet to be seen whether planetary aid will continue to be sent to the ex-planet.