Last week, a federal district judge struck down rules created by the Bush Administration intended to make it easier for pesticides found harmful to endangered species to reach the market. The defeated policies had allowed political appointees and bureaucrats in the federal government to make unilateral decisions that ignored or contradicted research conducted by their own scientists.
In other words, they just didn't care about the facts.
Wow! Now there's a big surprise!
More than two dozen members of Congress had urged the Administration not to implement the now illegal policies. "The proposed changed would unnecessarily risk both wildlife and public health by exposing animals and humans to highly toxic pesticides when they are most potent and would eliminate necessary interagency checks and balances," they wrote.
Checks and balances? There's that "goddam piece of paper" again!
"The tragedy of Sept. 11 shook our sense of security and made us realize that we, too, are vulnerable to acts of terrorism. Unfortunately, some believe that this threat renders our Constitution obsolete. ... If that view is allowed to prevail, the terrorists will have won."
The "terrorists" in this case would be Bush and his corporate Rethuglicans.
Good on ya, Judge.