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Not the Blame Game!

Having badly lost the first round of America’s favorite game show “The Blame Game,” the Bush Administration is busy getting to the work of rebuilding the Gulf Coast by seeking to blame environmentalists for the flooding of New Orleans.

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Having badly lost the first round of America’s favorite game show “The Blame Game,” the Bush Administration is busy getting to the work of rebuilding the Gulf Coast by seeking to blame environmentalists for the flooding of New Orleans.

From the AP:

The Clarion-Ledger said Friday it obtained an internal Justice Department e-mail sent out this week to U.S. attorneys that asks: “Has your district defended any cases on behalf of the (U.S.) Army Corps of Engineers against claims brought by environmental groups seeking to block or otherwise impede the Corps work on the levees protecting New Orleans? If so, please describe the case and the outcome of the litigation.”

At a certain point, you just don’t know what to do or say. The Justice Department, entrusted with protecting the rights and safety of the American public, is doing pro bono legal work for the Republican Party and its war on the environment. Rather than focusing all of their energy on investigating the racist efforts to keep evacuees from leaving New Orleans, price gouging, or hell, even terrorism, the Justice Deparment is hard at work demonizing environmentalism.

The absolute disrespect this administration has for its citizens knows no limits.

I’m sure glad that President Bush said he was sorry, though.

Credit: Left in the West

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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