Friday, December 24, 2010

Comments on timing of announcements by Obama adm.

Wednesday night I almost posted that we were entering a dangerous time: The elections are over, Congress is leaving town and we are starting a slow news cycle leading up to Christmas.

I would have been right. The Obama adm. chose this time to announce its new policy on Wilderness and its findings on the polar bear. The first is a sop to the enviros and the second is a slap in their face. The wilderness policy is also a snub to Congress which is why they waited until they had adjourned. Interior didn't want their budget threatened or to do anything that would prevent the passage of the Omnibus Public Lands Bill. Some will say this was politically savvy. I say it was a cowardly act by Salazar and his minions.

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