Friday, March 10, 2006

Bizarro world Bush crony "retires"

To go work in the "private sector". Meaning people who have benefitted from her not doing her job.

There she is, standing with a picture of a majestic bear in the background.
Right before it gets shot or gets moved so we can drill for 5 barrels of oil.

You gotta love the quotes in the article, though.

Bush called Norton a strong advocate for "the wise use and protection of our nation's natural resources."


And then, reality sets in:

The leading Republican and Democrat on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee have said that e-mails show that Steven Griles, Norton's former deputy, had a close relationship with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Another one-time Norton associate, Italia Federici, helped Abramoff gain access to Griles in exchange for contributions from Abramoff's Indian tribe clients, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., the committee chairman, and Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., have said.

A former Colorado attorney general, Norton guided the Bush administration's initiative to open Western government lands to more oil and gas drilling.

As one of the architects of Bush's energy policy, she eased regulations to speed approval of drilling permits, particularly in New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming's Powder River Basin.
She also was the administration's biggest advocate for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Alaska's North Slope to oil drilling

Ah, the life of a Bush crony.

You gotta love the Bush bizarro world.

"Clear Skies"
"Bankruptcy reform"


Tom Harper said...

One less Trojan Horse in the Bush Administration (that only leaves 972). One less fox guarding the henhouse.

She's prettier and more personable than James Watt, but just as malicious. Good riddance.

Mike V. said...

I wonder if she hates the Beach Boys, too..

Yawn said...

Hey- you talkin' smack about Bizarro World?