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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:24 PM
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Palin: Don't Save the Whales
http://www.motherjones.com/blue_marble_blog/archives/20...

As a fierce high school basketball player, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was dubbed "Sarah Barracuda," a nickname that was revived on the campaign trail last year, when she served as John McCain's enforcer. Now the "Barracuda" is picking a fight with one of the biggest mammals in the sea.

Last week, the state of Alaska announced it plans to mount a legal challenge to the listing of the Cook Inlet beluga whale under the Endangered Species Act. (Placing the belugas on the endangered list requires a review of federally funded or permitted activities that could affect the health of the whales, the establishment of a recovery plan, and the designation of "critical habitat.") This marks the second time in a year that Palin's administration has squared off with the federal government over an ESA listing. Over the summer, her administration sued Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne after his agency conferred threatened status on the polar bear.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:52 PM
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1. Sarah wants to shoot whales now?
Do they have a wall big enough to hang a stuffed whale?
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:53 PM
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2. That's right
fuck the whales, the polar bears, the wolves and every other endangered creature - if it is in the way of obtaining one ounce of fossil fuel or if it's fun to kill from a chopper... well just fuck 'em. That's the clarion call of the "conservatives!" What the hell are they conserving you ask? Well, their right to destroy as much as they feel they have a "right" to, that's what.

These idiots need to go away.
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Snarkoleptic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:56 PM
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3. I was stunned to see her wearing a polar bear pin during her vp run.
This was just on the heels of her pushing back on polar bear protection.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:57 PM
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4. Why does she hate caviar?
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:04 PM
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8. She doesn't have a problem with fish.
Give her time.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:00 PM
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5. Palin v. Belugas -- The Mudflats
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Somawas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:02 PM
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6. I totally want her to run in 2012 as the Republican nominee.
Everything about her says she deserves to be their standard bearer.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:03 PM
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7. Brain envy.
She certainly knows how to keep herself in the news. I'll give her that much.
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