My Vote Counted! Richard Pombo Lost

I’m going to go out on a limb here and claim that it was because of my vote that Richard Pombo lost. Thank you! I’m so glad that I made a difference in the world.

I’m not the only one happy to see him go…

We bring you a special Grist tribute to the man who dreamt at night of shoving oil drills down the throats of endangered species…

Ah, Dick. Remember when you tried to sell off drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to fund transportation pork? That was insane funny. You always did have a sense of humor…

Then there was the time you put out a report saying mercury’s not really so bad for you after all. Again, bat@@@@ insane completely hilarious. You cracked us up, Dick…

We always had to keep an eye on you, you scamp! Remember when you snuck in that provision altering some obscure mining provision? Oopsie — there go tens of millions of acres of public lands!

You embodied the cozy corruption, utter fealty to big industry, and mendacious faux conservatism of the 109th Congress. And now? Now you’re gone.

Bye, Dick. You won’t be missed.


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