Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How Long Will Salazar Stay at Interior?

Salazar has given up the fight on this issue, and who can blame him? Five months ago, he could talk about protecting wilderness. Now any policy that even hints at hindering oil or gas drilling, as the wild lands policy did, gets shouted down as un-American. Yesterday, The Denver Post ran a story suggesting that Salazar was tired of taking a beating at Interior. The paper asked him if he’d continue on for a second Obama term, and he replied that he wasn’t “going to look that far into the future.” The paper spun that as “he’s not sure of a second term,” which wasn’t exactly what he said. But a stronger statement would have shown a little more enthusiasm for keeping his current job...more

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