Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Bush pretends to be an environmentalist

What? There aren't any natural resources that can be pillaged?

LeSUEUR, Minn. (AP) - President Bush told several hundred farmers, ranchers and sportsmen Wednesday that he plans to expand a program that pays them to keep environmentally sensitive lands out of production.


Bush's announcement ``is a grand slam for wildlife and conservationists,'' said Howard Vincent, who heads the nonprofit group Pheasants Forever.

The president told the farmers in LeSueur that the program would protect habitats for hundreds of thousands of quail.

Gotta keep the hunters happy. How interesting that he keeps in place a nearly two-decade-old program.