Schweitzer, however, doesn’t promise any explicit help-

The “vultures” are the corporate lobbyists, according to the governor, but he says that his involvement could “complicate things.”

AP story on conservation group priorities, the governor, Republicans and corporate lobbyists.

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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 past President of the Western Watersheds Project and the creator of The Wildlife News.

3 Responses to Gov. Schweitzer urges conservation groups on against that "row of vultures."

  1. Salle says:

    “In most cases, we are going to play the cards as we go forward,” the governor told them. “Our strategy is to just let things unfold.”

    Ummm, what ever happened to “leardship”?

  2. Buffaloed says:

    Don’t stand up for anything Brian! It’s your job as a western Democrat.

  3. Robert Hoskins says:

    Hey ya’ll

    Brian’s standing up for all kinds of things, primarily, his political career. Why should anyone expect anything different?

    I wish we could afford to put an ad in the New York Times discussing what a wonderful “leader” Brian has been on conservation issues.



January 2009


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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