Politico‘s Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker weighs in on Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson’s use of a Congressional Rider to attempt to deny bighorn sheep protections on national forests in order to allow a few lone sheepman access to graze domestic sheep that transmit deadly disease to imperiled bighorns on National Forest public lands.


A Big Bonehead (Cartoon by: Matt Wuerker | Date: May. 24, 2012)

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5 Responses to A Big Bonehead

  1. Kristi says:

    Nothing and nobody could have put this any better! I love it.

  2. Ralbert says:

    Thanks for motivating me to bust my ass to restore the native Bighorn sheep of the Salmon River, Mr. Simpson. I can only hope that the Bighorns will prevail in court in the next couple of weeks.

  3. TC says:

    That is fantastic!

  4. JB says:

    So where does this leave Simpson with sportsmen? He was the hero of some (many?) with the wolf delisting rider, but now he shows his true colors–it appears that it was/is all about livestock after all?

  5. Jerry says:

    There must be something wrong with the people of Idaho that they continue to elect screwballs like this clown.


May 2012


‎"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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