Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Interior Sec. Jewell Urges Harney County Collaboration To Counter Extremism

U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Burns, Oregon, to meet with community members Monday in Harney County. Jewell stressed the importance of community collaboration to counter extremism. She met with Harney County officials and cited the community’s work on sage grouse habitat and other environmental efforts as a model for the rest of the country. Jewell said Ammon Bundy and others militants picked “the wrong county” to try and build support for an anti-federal government movement...more

Speaking at the Harney County courthouse Monday, Jewell did acknowledge that support for Bundy’s politics have increased, in part because the federal government hasn’t been countering it. “The federal government is not about marketing and sound bites. We’re in the forever business,” she said.
If the feds are not about marketing or soundbites, then why has Jewell requested $3.2 million dollars in DOI's FY2017 budget for her "communications" apparatus ?  And that's just for the Office of the Secretary.   To that you should add the media budgets for the NPS, USFWS, BLM, BIA, etc.  Millions spent every year to market the dept's programs and they include plenty sound bites.

Forever?  Try every four years, from one election to the next.

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