I’ve certainly taken my shots at Ryan Zinke before, but Dana Millbank knocks it out of the park in this piece:
That’s fitting, because Zinke runs his department much like a 19th-century colonial governor or imperial viceroy — and not just because he showed up on horseback his first day of work. As The Washington Post’s Lisa Rein reported, Zinke assigned a staffer to hoist a special secretarial flag whenever he enters Interior Department headquarters. He also commissioned a commemorative coin with his name on it.
Zinke continues to rack up good press. Here are a few highlights:
- ‘NO ONE ELSE WAS GREETED IN THEIR ANCESTRAL LANGUAGE’: RYAN ZINKE’S MISGUIDED JAPANESE GREETING
- Ryan Zinke wrong that Trump proposal would be biggest ever for public lands
- Ryan Zinke Worries Wind Turbines Kill Birds. His Agency Just Made It Easier.
- Interior docs show Zinke brought security detail on Mediterranean vacation
- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke bristles at Senate questions about travel, office spending
- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke accused of mixing politics with government business
- Interior secretary makes an odd visit
The only reason he hasn’t been thrown out of his office and back to Santa Barbara is that his boss is even worse.