Ashley Judd is going to be like so pissed!
Posted by danishova on March 14, 2009
Ashley Judd is a spokesbabe for the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, and wants to save the wolves who eat the caribou we were supposed to care so much about when it came to drilling in ANWR. As Michelle Malkin reported:
Casting herself as an environmental expert, Judd attacked Palin for “casting aside science and championing the slaughter of wildlife.” The video shows a wolf being shot, writhing in pain, with an ominous soundtrack throbbing and menacing photos of Palin flashed across the screen. “Riddled with gunshots, biting at their backs in agony, they die (pause for quiver) a brutal death,” Judd enunciates slowly as wolf squeals punctuate the video. Defenders of Wildlife assails Gov. Palin for proposing a $150 bounty for every dead wolf killed by aerial hunters. She’s cruel and bloodthirsty and she must be stopped!
Now WaPo reports this stunning turn of events:
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s decision to stick with a controversial Bush administration move that took gray wolves off the endangered species list in most of the northern Rockies reflects the independent streak that has defined his career. But it has alienated key Obama administration allies, including environmentalists and some lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Salazar’s March 6 decision surprised environmental leaders as well as some of the administration’s traditional opponents, and it provoked a protest letter from 10 senior House Democrats as well as a literal howl of delight from Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R).
Oh well, at least the caribou have something to cheer about. Besides, as we know from Global Warming and Climate Change, “science” is a matter of consensus, and this time around it’s Salazar -1, Judd – 0:
Interior spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff said Salazar had followed the unanimous recommendation of Fish and Wildlife Service scientists in setting the new policy, rather than letting political factors influence him. "This was a decision based on science," she said.
But don’t blame Obama! It’s Salazar’s fault:
Norman J. Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, said Cabinet members often show flashes of independence during the early days of an administration, especially if they have served in the House or the Senate, "where they’re used to making their own decisions and going ahead with them."
"It takes a while to get your sea legs on that front, especially if you’re a member of Congress," Ornstein said.
He’ll learn to get his sea legs, er, walk in lockstep sooner or later.