(housekeeping note: it was high time I got rid of that behind the curtain badge that was old old old. Other side-bar tasks suggest themselves, such as more recent foto and one of those one-liner self descriptions.)
The link is to the AP story about it. Here's CNN's.
At the Wild About Mars event, someone asked about sending a bunch of smaller rovers. Send a mothership with a bunch of them. The call for proposals went out to the scientific community: What do you want to study there? Maybe that'll get on the front-burner if all goes as stated.
(Doubts have been expressed, given Bush's record of appearances proposing grand things, but reduced or no follow-through on the funding.)