Friday, November 02, 2007

None too subtle political commentary...

Effort to Save Everglades Falters as Funds Drop - New York Times: "Nathaniel P. Reed, a conservationist who was an assistant interior secretary in the Nixon and Ford administrations, said that Karl Rove, President Bush’s former political strategist, supported the restoration because he thought it was good politics — “the Bush brothers saving a dying ecosystem,” Mr. Reed said.

With Mr. Rove gone and the clock running down on the president’s tenure, he said, the Everglades are more vulnerable than ever. “Everything now depends on 2008,” Mr. Reed said. “Everglades restoration depends on electing a president who can reignite the national consciousness that this great program should not fail.”

So far, though, most presidential candidates have yet to utter the word “Everglades.” In the only mention that has made news, Fred D. Thompson, a Republican, suggested he might allow oil drilling there."

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