The Obama administration is just so sensitive to the wants and needs of the people, isn’t it? Why, no less than the President himself expended time, energy and fuel to travel to Alaska to “stare down” (Yes, we’re still scratching our heads over the AP’s disjointed Ode to the Chief) a glacier and to rename a mountain.
At the same time, his Interior Secretary told the residents of a remote Alaskan village they would just have to get sick and die because she was busy listening to the animals.
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Monday rejected a proposal for a one-lane gravel road linking the isolated community of King Cove with the all-weather airport in Cold Bay some 22 miles away.
During an August visit to Alaska, Jewell was told that building a road that connects King Cove and Cold Bay was vital. But in December, Jewell rejected the road saying it would jeopardize waterfowl in the refuge.
“She stood up in the gymnasium and told those kids, ‘I’ve listened to your stories, now I have to listen to the animals,” Democratic state Rep. Bob Herron told a local television station. “You could have heard a pin drop in that gymnasium.”
“CHIRP! CHIRP! GROWL! HOOT! HOOT! HONK! QUACK! BARK! WOOF! GRRR! CAW! CAW!” “Yes, of course, dears.”
“Help, my baby is dying!” Shut up, I’m listening to the animals.”
And you thought the Pro-choice people were the only heartless gang out there.
ca. January, 2013-
JAY CARNEY: If these things were easy, they would have been achieved already. If renewal of the assault weapons ban were easily accomplished, it would not need renewing because it would have happened already. The fact of the matter is the president is committed to pushing these proposals. He is not naive about the challenges that exist, but he believes that, as he said yesterday, if even one child’s life can be saved by the actions we take here in Washington, we must take those actions.
Lies. And damned lies.