Here’s a hoot from the Billings Gazette:

Randall Luthi, a former Wyoming state House speaker who was recently appointed to the No. 2 spot at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said he will not be involved in the dispute between Wyoming and the federal agency over wolves.

Luthi is barred from involvement with the wolf issue in Wyoming as a result of Federal conflict of interest law – then, as Number 2 at USFWS, he says:

Republicans should do all they can to prevent animals from being listed as endangered, because once they are, it is hard to get them delisted, he said. Listing animals as endangered is the “death nail,” he added.

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2 Responses to Luthi removes self from wolf issue

  1. Jay says:

    Wow, from that statement, his appointment to the USFWS sounds akin to putting the Grand Poobah of the KKK on the board of the NAACP.

  2. Pronghorn says:

    Like we would expect anything less from a states’ rights rancher from Wyoming! Let’s be honest: Bush Republicans are the “death nail,” as they have repeatedly proven during the past six years.


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