Quick update on the two bumbling fools. From the NY Times this weekend an Editorial about Pombo:
Richard Pombo has had a hard time keeping himself out of the news lately. In late September, a watchdog group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Mr. Pombo, a seven-term House member from California, one of the 13 most corrupt politicians in Congress. Three weeks later the Center for Public Integrity accused him of taking junkets paid for by the International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources - the kind of organization, heavy with corporate donors, in which the word "conservation" is a wink to the wise. And last week the League of Conservation Voters accused him of selling out to a long list of corporate interests.
Not only has no compelling case been presented for rewriting the 2001 NPS management policies, but we are seeing what we believe is most likely a false claim that the revised draft represents the views of 'more than 100 key NPS professional staff.' We challenge the Interior Department to name these 100 of our former colleagues who would embrace this only somewhat watered down version of Mr. Hoffman's deadly prescription for national parks. We simply do not believe that 100 key/non-political NPS officials -- that is career people such as ourselves -- actually signed off on this document. If they did, we would be delighted to be corrected. We look forward to seeing the list to which the Interior Department and NPS Director Mainella keeps referring in defending this rewrite.