Butch Otter's "Howl of Delight"
Never let it be said that governors don't know how to let loose. From the Washington Post: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision to ...
Never let it be said that governors don't know how to let loose. From the Washington Post: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).
...Otter, the Idaho governor, had hailed a similar Bush delisting proposal in 2007 by telling a crowd of hunters that, as soon as federal protections were lifted, "I'm prepared to bid for that first ticket to shoot a wolf myself." He reiterated this goal to a group of local reporters March 6, after howling like a wolf and smiling.
Next up: Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle moos his displeasure at the Obama administration's downer cow policy.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Feds Revoke Oklahoma's NCLB Waiver After State Repealed Common Core2 hours ago
Ferguson Protesters Sue Police for $41 Million2 hours ago
Governor: Utah Should Defend Anti-Polygamy Law1 hour ago
8th Republican State Expands Medicaid1 hour ago
The Latest State to Try to Ban Foreign Law in Courts53 minutes ago
Judge Rules Texas School Finance System Is Unconstitutional13 hours ago