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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Ignore the Moving Lips!

The Maryland League of Conservation voters has an interesting piece up today about a state politico who claim to be an environmentalist. The scary thing about the Ehrlich Administration, not unlike Bush and his minions in both the legislative and executive branches, is not that they are anti-environmentalist or completely uninterested in doing anything in the public interest.

It's that they have made a high art out of what the Maryland LCV aptly mentions as saying something, even something outrageous, often enough that it seems true.

Too many politicians in Annapolis, Washington, and elsewhere have learned that they can continue to serve the special interests that fill their campaign coffers and their cocktail parties, and that destroy the land and its peoples health, while still paying lip service to the public interest. We as voters have to learn to look at what they do, not what they say.