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Friday, March 10, 2006

Gale Norton resigns from the administration

No real cause for celebration. Whoever replaces Norton as Interior Secretary isn't going to be any better:
Interior Secretary Gale Norton resigned Friday after five years in President Bush's Cabinet and at a time when her agency is part of a lobbying scandal over Indian gaming licenses.

In a letter to Bush, Norton said the resignation would be effective at the end of March.

"Now I feel it is time for me to leave this mountain you gave me to climb, catch my breath, then set my sights on new goals to achieve in the private sector," she said in the two-page resignation letter.
How convenient. Disappear into the private sector (where there's more money to be made) before that lobbying scandal gets any bigger. What's up with Norton's resignation letter? An attempt to be poetic?

We already have enough advocates for laying waste to our nation's natural resources. Good riddance to Norton.

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