August 08, 2005

More Foxes Than Chickens

The Bush record on appointing foxes to guard governmental henhouses is consistent and persistent. Regulatory agencies are particularly juicy targets for Bush since they represent the kinds of government programs that the Bushies hate most. For instance, if he had his way, the Environmental Protection Agency would not have been created in the first place.

Here's an article which describes three more foxes being appointed by Bush to the EPA henhouse. Remember Philip Cooney, the White House lawyer (not a scientist of any kind) who doctored in scientific reports that were sent to the President? When Marcus Peacock, who has already been confirmed by the US Senate to fill the second in command spot at EPA, was asked about this practice, he did not hesitate in endorsing it. Peacock has been at the Office of Management and Budget studying whether "the cost of environmental regulations is justified by their benefit to the U.S. economy." Wonder what his conclusions have been...

The two other guys are just as bad, if not worse. The list of wretched Bush appointees continues to grow, and the American people continue to be shafted by this corporate lapdog we call our President. Pretty soon, there will be more foxes than chickens.

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