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  •  The WH has access to all the expertise in the (1+ / 0-)
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    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 07:02:48 AM PST

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    •  True, but if the person in charge doesn't (5+ / 0-)

      have knowledge and concern about any given issue, all the other pressures are certain to take priority when it comes to calling in experts.  There are only so many hours in the day, and so many issues that the President can personally engage.  He'll go to the ones he knows the best and, from that knowledge, considers the most pressing.  Wolf populations aren't likely to make his Top 40.  Whereas, had our President come to office with expertise and experience of his own in the general subject area, this could catch his attention. I think this is Bob's point.

      The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams

      by Alice Olson on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 09:16:49 AM PST

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      •  yeah and what politically constituency were (3+ / 0-)
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        they worried about in doing this ?

        really ? gun toting ranchers and hunters are voting for Obama ?

        the same people who are stockpiling ammunition to defend themselves from being herded into FEMA camps ?

        Obama is woefully ignorant on science.

        his climate change do nothing attitude shows it, his appointment of interior secretary shows it, his ozone ruling shows it, and his orders to Chu to talk about carbon sequestrlation shows it.

        better than the alternative to be sure,  but very, very weak.

        big badda boom : GRB 090423

        by squarewheel on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 10:02:18 AM PST

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      •  He appointed an industry environmentalist (2+ / 0-)
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        as Secretary of the Interior. There was an adverse reaction to this among the country's respected environmentalists.

        ❧To thine ownself be true

        by Agathena on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 10:49:00 AM PST

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