I think the same "statement" could be made without presidents. Or even without sex. Most importantly, without her. It's provocative but in a completely self-insistent way. It's like Obama giving a State of the Union address only to say that he had a good breakfast. I understand that if you have something big to say then you need to say it in a big way. But this is saying very little or nothing in a meh way.
"Astronomy offers an aesthetic indulgence not duplicated in any other field. This is not an academic or hypothetical attraction and should require no apologies, for the beauty to be found in the skies has been universally appreciated for unrecorded centuries."