Mar 10 2006
03:04 pm
By: R. Neal

AP is reporting that Interior Secretary Gale Norton will resign today. No reason given ahead of the official White House announcement.

Good riddance.

I said dozens of times that if EPA chief Christie Whitman had an ounce of integrity she would resign. She did and she did.

I doubt Norton is resigning for such principled reasons. She's probably done more to endanger our national forests and wilderness areas than anyone in recent memory.

UPDATE: As mentioned by CE Petro in comments, Norton's resignation may be Abramoff related.

P.S. Can't wait to see what kind of clear-cutting, oil-gushing, puppy-killing goon Bush comes up with to replace her. Might be a good opportunity to just outsource the whole thing to Halliburton.

CE Petro's picture

There's a reason

And the reason's name is Abramoff. She's tainted goods.

SayUncle's picture

Rumor is to run for governor

Rumor is to run for governor of CO.

Can't we all just get a long gun?

Rachel's picture

I think Bill Baxter would be

I think Bill Baxter would be a good choice for Interior. I'm gonna hate anybody Bush nominates, and at least it would get Baxter out of Knoxpatch.

R. Neal's picture

You've got to be kidding?

You've got to be kidding? You want public enemy number one of the Tennessee Valley ecosystem in charge of our national forests and wilderness areas?

And dealing with Native American Indians? Might want to check with the the Cherokee Nation on that. (Ask them about Echota.)

Brian A.'s picture

Real objective

If by integrity you mean someone genuinely committed to protecting our nation's resources for the public good, why would anyone take this position in the Bush administration to begin with?

Clearly, that's not the objective of the White House

Brian A.

I'd rather be cycling.

Rachel's picture

You've got to be

You've got to be kidding?

Umm.  Yeah.

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