Salazar’s failure to consult POTUS gives new Administration a headache (as it should)-
Salazar’s Wolf Decision Upsets Administration Allies
By Juliet Eilperin
It appears that Salazar wasn’t interested in consulting anyone but the Bush Administration personnel and some other agency folks for the “good science” they have already “produced”.
He only consulted governors with less than favorable attitudes on predators, wolves in particular. He had no intention of hearing anything other than what he wanted to hear to make this decision.
Fortunately, not everyone in our halls of governing agree with him. Perhaps due to the fact that they are not ranchers. He didn’t seem to think that his boss needed to be consulted either, even directly following commitments by Obama himself to uphold the ESA and scientific integrity in speeches within 48 hours of announcing this “Friday night” ruling.
Perhaps the same comments on commitment to scientific integrity made by Obama on stem cell research should be applied to the ESA and wolves.