Sunday, March 19, 2006

A Kempthorne in our Collective Side?

"The Mission of the Department of the Interior is to protect and provide access to our Nation's natural and cultural heritage and honor our trust responsibilities to Indian Tribes and our commitments to island communities."

To best fulfill the Mission of the Department of the Interior to be responsible stewards of our common ground, President Bush has nominated Governor of Idaho Dirk Kempthorne to be the new Secretary of the Interior. Kempthorne has in the past suggested the sale of public lands to the highest bidder to privatize the parks, forests, monuments as the best way to protect these lands. (The reason being, is that once Yellowstone is paved and covered with condos, the homeowners can keep a close eye on Old Faithful in their backyard...)

Other nominations to be forthcoming from Bush include Vlad Dracula as Director of the Center for Disease Control, General George Custer as the Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Mrs. O'Leary's cow as the federal Fire Marshall.


TECH said...

This would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

Dan Trabue said...

As has been noted: It's hard to satirize these folk - everytime you think something too outrageous to be reality, they come along and prove you wrong.

As has also been noted, it's as if they've read Orwell's 1984 as a primer rather than a warning...

Diana Rowe Pauls said...

I've mentioned on my own blog (Whispers of Kempthorne, Why Not Shouting? and What Is A Westerner"?) why I question whether Kempthorne is the right person for the job as Interior Secretary.
I strongly encourage others to contact their senators at Wilderness Home.

I have absolutely no hope that Idaho's "bleeding-red" senators would pay any attention, but I hope that people in other states are more fortunate... maybe THEIR senators would listen to them!