Bush Administration Puts Hands Over Eyes, Chants LaLaLa I Can't Hear You!


This is probably the most uploaded picture on the web today, as we shake our heads at reading that the White House's method of dealing with information it doesn't want to hear: It doesn't open the e-mail. No matter that the Supreme Court told the Environmental Protection Agency to determine if greenhouse gases were harmful; they just, as Chris put it, "put their hands over their eyes and chanted "la la la la I can't hear you" or perhaps, Elvis Presley's Return To Sender.

The ever-so-helpful EPA put the report through the wash and spin cycle until it came up clean enough for the Government's delicate sensibilities. According to the New York TImes, Over the past five days, the White House successfully put pressure on the E.P.A. to eliminate large sections of the original analysis that supported regulation, including a finding that tough regulation of motor vehicle emissions could produce $500 billion to $2 trillion in economic benefits over the next 32 years. Now the report is about to be released and unlike the first document, comes to no conclusions.

Words, and EPA administrator Stephen Johnson, fail us. ::New York Times, and Jon Taplin

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