This is about the news conference these three had yesterday. It’s on the WWP blog with a short video of an especially revealing segment.
Story in the Idaho Statesman. Idaho politicians blast federal fire management. By Heath Druzin. The dynamic trio didn’t get quite the spin they may have expected in the Statesman.
Update. LTE by Bert Brackett (rancher often mentioned in these stories). Times-News. Fire Fueled by Failed Range Management.
Reply to Brackett. Sent to Times-News by Max Hatfield
Bert Brackett’s Readers Comment Slandering Jon Marvel today was just about the most contrived self serving pile of rhetorical cow manure I have ever read. I sent the following letter to the editor in response.
Bert “Einstein” Brackett’s Rhetorical Cow Manure
Is your neck red enough and are you stupid enough to buy Rep. Bert “Einstein” Brackett’s slander about Jon Marvel? Brackett has attributed the 2007 range fires to Marvel and recommended naming them the “John Marvel Watershed Memorial Fire.” Maybe Brackett has another motivation for this tripe?
Let’s follow the money! Brackett is going to solve the fire problem by getting rid of the weapon of mass destruction, “too much grass”, by using “multiple-use management” which means (multiplying the number of Bert Brackett’s cows on each cheap public lease). How did the Jarbidge area survive for thousands of years with abundant wildlife, world class fauna and a pristine watershed before our saviors Bert Brackett, Larry Craig, Dirk Kempthone, the Bedeke Clan, J.R. Simplot and his old son-in-law(sell our public lands Gov. Otter) came on the scene to save the Sage Grouse and all of the public’s natural assets with Bert’s millions in profits and rhetorical cow manure? An era before reduced fish populations, stream banks tromped in by cows, manure flies so thick you can’t even camp, destroyed fauna, homesteads that appropriated the water shed and were morphed into dynasties dominating thousands of acres of your cheap public lands.
Read Desert Wings by Neils Nokkentved to see how many millions of dollars of your tax money was paid to folks like Bert Brackett for leases of your federal land and subsequently they had the first right to leases on that same public land after they were paid with your tax money. Check the public record and see which politicians got Bert Brackett’s campaign contributions and which members of the Brackett Clan were in Congressional patronage jobs in Washington D.C.- how did Brackett get/inherit his money? Follow the money from your public land folks into Marvel’s or Brackett’s pocket?