Thu 24 Jan 2008
Talking Points Memo has an interesting Must Read segment today. Check it out. This is a picture of the guy that we have been following recently, the man who gave Arnold the green cape and let him run with it.
So, we at the American Green have been watching some the Wire again, getting excited for season 5 of the best show on TV. And there’s this scene, during season three, where Tommy the plucky young councilman (who has his eyes set on the mayors chair) goes to the mayor to talk about the rash of state witnesses that are being offed while under police protection. They mayor says that he’s on it! That hes going to make some changes ’round here. And that he is glad that Tommy didn’t do anything him self, bringing it to his attention first. And Tommy goes away believing good things have happened.
Well, it turns out that the Mayor isn’t actually going to change a single thing. He doesn’t have the money. Blah Blah. But the point that we are trying to make here is that the EPA really seems to be mirroring this thing straight up. They are saying that California should chill out, cause the EPA knows there is a problem. They are saying that, don’t worry, we are all over this, and soon your going to be seeing big movement on this issue. But at the end of the day, they just keep giving these vague smoke-screen statements on the environment being important. We know that politics is a big game of media manipulation, so we call for a young Tommy in the administration to get fed up and go to the press. Call them out for their complete lack of action. It really feels like the Bush administration is going to keep on pretending that if they don’t look, then there wont be anything there. Out of sight and out of mind might actually work on this one, because they are out of here in less then a year. But at some point, why in gods name does California have to wait a year?? As Snoop would say: Shit, or get the fuck out da way.