Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bush is too concerned about endangered species for Palin's taste

So I received one of my regular update emails from the Center for Biological Diversity and thought this tidbit was worth sharing, which is about our potential new VP (possible president because, let's face it, there is at least about a 1 in 5 chance McCain dies in the next 4 years). The bold text is the kicker if you realize that W has listed fewer new endangered species than both his father and Reagan combined!!!! and has done as much as he can to weaken the endangered species act as possible. Additionally, Palin lied about and suppressed state scientific reviews concerning the polar bear issue, and denies global warming.

"The second annual Rubber Dodo Award goes to... Sarah Palin. The Center for Biological Diversity honored her with the 2008 award for her valiant efforts to protect her state's oil industry -- sacrificing the well-being of our earth, our climate, the polar bear, and numerous other warming-threatened species in the process. Starting in 2006, Palin worked hard to block the government from protecting the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act -- and when the bear was declared "threatened" anyway, she sued, joined shortly thereafter by her oil-industry friends. According to the Center's executive director KierĂ¡n Suckling, Palin's lawsuit will put her in the history books as perhaps the only person ever to have accused the Bush administration of excessive use of the Endangered Species Act.

The Center's Rubber Dodo Award is reserved every year for the person in public or private service whom we feel has done the most to contribute to endangered species' extinction. Last year, we gave the award to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne."

Also stated in the report is that she is a "global warming denier" and that "her position on global warming is so extreme, she makes Dick Cheney look like an Al Gore devotee." In a report from her fellow residents she stated that regarding the end of days, she believes Jesus will return in her lifetime (makes me really want her to be planning for the country's and future generations' long term issues) and that the world is 7000 years old because she has seen dinosaur fossils and human footrprints together. Remember she had a science teacher as a father!!!

ADDED 9/24/08 - And for those of you interested - here is a good link for facts about Palin that you may not know yet

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