Latest Bush outrage: Ease up controlling airborne lead





  1. jimbob Avatar

    You know one thing I see with the Bush Administration is a lack of personal responsibility and a lack of committment. I say if he believes that pollution rules should be lax and loosened, the new rules should be tried out first at a certain ranch in Texas. Drill for oil in the front yard and burn coal in the back. Try different chemicals in the drinking water, expecially arsenic, which he moved to allow in greater levels during his administration. Come on, stand behind what you say and do. However, even if he did stand behind it, I still wouldn’t want more pollution. Talk about a lack of morals—-I guess being “born again” doesn’t mean you serve God or your fellow man!

  2. Virginia Avatar

    They have no shame.

  3. Salle Avatar

    they folks just don’t know how to walk their talk. And lest we forget this quote early in his reign…

    “…things’d be a whole lot easier if this were a dictatorship, as long as I’m the dictator, heh heh heh.”

    George W. Bush 2001.

  4. frank Avatar

    Did I miss the blog entry about Bush pardoning the guy who poisoned bald eagles?

  5. Ralph Maughan Avatar

    No frank,

    I read about it, but didn’t put it up . . . just too much shit!


  6. vickif Avatar

    I am pretty sure he pardoned a few people who commited environmental crimes.

  7. frank Avatar

    Something about it just annoyed me. There are actually people out there defending it. I agree though, “too much shit.”

  8. frank Avatar

    It is still annoying me. I just can’t get over it. A guy poisons 3 Bald Eagles, a Red-Tailed Hawk, a Great-Horned owl, and numerous other wildlife, and gets pardoned. He did no jail time. All he received was 2 years probation. It seems the only reason he wanted the pardon was so he could hunt again. With that much disrespect towards wildlife, he should not be allowed to hunt. Honestly, is that the best that he can do with the pardons. He pardoned a nobody, redneck that poisoned animals because he wanted to kill more turkeys.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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