What they mean?

Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2003

Extreme environmental groups are touting their victorious campaign against economic development and jobs and further state the majority of the American public is behind them.

The newly formed American Wilderness Coalition (www.americanwilderness.org) piously accepts the responsibility for giving academic style grades to our nationally elected leaders to further show their penetration into the hearts and minds of this nation's population.

Their twisted logic baffles me, however. By their own publication, "Wild Card," they declare that 48 percent of the members of our U.S. Senate do not support their point of view, giving them a "D" or "F" grade while only 22 percent are in support with an "A" or A+" grade.

The numbers in the U.S. House of Representatives are less supporting of their extreme causes. Their own report card shows 62 percent of U.S. House members getting a "D" or "F" grade while only 38 percent receive an "A" or A+" grade.

Is this what they mean when they say they have a majority of the American public behind their flagrant interpretation of what is good for America?

Dave Fremming


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