Friday, March 10, 2006
It seems like only yesterday that James Watt was bouncing her on his knee and telling her that the impending Rapture was her permission slip for selling out the environment, that she was actually hastening the joyful reunion between God and man by tossing ecological protections out the window.
Well, hell... the Rapture stuff plays well in the Bible Belt, doesn't it? Dubya has been no less tender in a secular tenor:
Bush called Norton, a former Colorado attorney general, a strong advocate for "the wise use and protection of our nation's natural resources."
"When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region, she played a leading role in my administration's efforts to restore badly needed offshore energy production," he said.
Help me out here... I'm chokin'!
Oh, I know there'll be other land rapists, but I'm like the kid who just lost her dog. I don't want another puppy. The way she handed out drilling permits (they increased 70 per cent in her first three years) was...well... special. When she relaxed environmental standards after Katrina, she did it ... oh, it's so hard to explain. Let's just say that her footprints will linger upon the land.
Yeah, that's it.