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23 March 2006
Big Love for the Department of the Interior
With Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton leaving Washington under a cloud of scandle you would think that the Bush Administration might take this opportunity to combat their image of cronyism and incompetence. Not so much. Instead we behold Dirk Kempthorne, (seen here with his family, right) former Senator and current Governor of Idaho, and deja vu appointment. Beyond the usual insider credentials we've come to expect from a Bush Administration nominee, strong ties to the industry the position oversees, (think Sago Mine Tragedy), or trying to throw the agency your about to run out of your state while Governor (Superfund/EPA), Kempthorne brings a special twist sure to draw in the Conservative Christian crowd:
The Department of the Interior is hot boys and girls, just another facet of the Republican Culture of Corruption TM. (side story, how Ben Domenech ties in)