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WILD HORSES AND BURROS
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar needs to go. I think we can all agree on that. Word is Salazar is seeking a private sector job and will be out as early as the end of the year, and at the very latest before President Obama is inaugurated for his second term in January.
That leaves the burning question, who will replace him. Our choice is Rep. Raul Grijalva. Read more here >>
However, Washington State Governor and Democrat Christine “Chris” Gregoire may also be an advantageous choice for our wild ones in that she has shown a friendly eye toward horses and favors a ban on horse slaughter.
Gregoire served as the director of the Washington Department of Ecology from 1988 until 1992. While Ecology director she negotiated a three party agreement in 1989 with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to clean up waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Later, as attorney general she sued several times to try to get a more adequate cleanup job.
During a general election in 2004 she made the surprisingly forthright statement that she would “blow past the bureaucracy” and bring change herself. Gregoire would have plenty of bureaucracy to “blow past” with the renegade Bureau of Land Management who is mowing down one herd of wild horses and burros after another in their relentless destruction of this beloved American icon.
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