Sunday, November 05, 2006

Richard Pombo: The Face of What's Wrong With the Current Congress

Today in The Nation John Nichols points out the obvious:
Pombo is the face of what's wrong with the current Congress. A faux cowboy who tries to hide the fact that he has 'gone Washington' by wearing a new ten-gallon hat and shiny boots whenever he returns to an increasingly suburban district that is still home to many farmers and ranchers, Pombo is the House's most militant opponent of environmental protection. He chairs the House Resources Committee, and his campaign to gut the Endangered Species Act has allowed him to collect a great deal of money from corporate polluters, developers and others who would make billions if Congress would just let them kill off a few more rare species.

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