Rocky Barker had predicted a day earlier that the plaintiffs in the case were not likely to get an injuction.

Molloy puts wolves back on the endangered species list. Rocky Barker. Letters from the West. Idaho Statesman.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

3 Responses to Barker says, "I blew it."

  1. avatar timz says:

    “Friends of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd Says:
    May 29, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    Doug Honnold is a formidable advocate who opened strong in the first half hour but had no case at the end.
    The court room looked like an eighth grade dance; girls on the left side of the room boys on the right.

    I hold solid on my prediction …no temporary injunction.

    The left and it’s stakeholders were part of the 100 wolves in 3 recovery area for 3 years process from the onset.
    Too late now.

    Ms Williams for the State of Montana ,Siedman {NRA, SCI} Lee {SFW } and Bloomquist{MSGA , Mt. FBF and FOTNYEH } were absolutely brilliant.

    Honnold choked after they made their arguments.”

    OOPS… You’re not the only one who “blew it” Rocky!

  2. avatar Salle says:

    A piece of hubris/crow pie anyone?

  3. avatar Catbestland says:

    As for “Ms Williams for the State of Montana, Siedman (NRA, SCI) Lee (SFW) and Bloomquist (MSGA, Mt, FBF ) were absolutely brilliant.

    Well, brilliant is as brilliant does.

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