James-Watt-in-a-skirt Gale Norton, President Bush’s environmental terrorist-in-chief secretary of the interior announced her resignation last week. Norton was reviled by environmentalists for her attempts to make it easier for oil companies to drill on federal–that means public–lands. She was the chief proponent of the failed (for now) attempt to allow drilling in ANWR.
Poor Gale has been a little nervous of late, being as how her department oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Indian casino lobbyist Abramoff has implicated a lot of highly placed people who work or worked for her. But, she retired for “personal reasons.” From her retirement letter to Dumbya:
I feel it is time for me to leave this mountain you gave me to climb, catch my breath, then set my sights on new goals to achieve in the private sector. Hopefully, my husband and I will end up closer to the mountains we love in the West.
‘scuse me while I hurl. Don’t let the door hit you on the @$$ on your way out. Sleep tight, Coloradans–Aunty Gale is looking for a new gig, one where she can make the big mo’. I’m seeing strip mining in Rocky Mountain National Park.