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Rely on Scientific Information, Not Political Rhetoric Says Governor
| October 30, 2007
| State of Alaska, Governor's Office
Posted on 10/30/2007 7:59:16 AM PDT by skeptoid
Governor Sarah Palin on Friday called on Congressman Brad Miller to use scientific information, not political rhetoric, to set important public policy issues.
Miller recently tried to undermine the State of Alaska's April 2007 comments on the proposed listing of polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. He attempted to discredit one of 54 studies the State had cited. The study was one of many supporting Alaska's position that polar bears should not be listed. The State concluded the best available scientific and commercial data do not demonstrate that the polar bear is likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; endangered; polarbear
"The United States is a world leader in science because it encourages academic debate among scientists," said Governor Palin. "We stand by our use of the study and by our commitment to free and open scientific debate. Just as importantly, we also stand by our conviction, as Alaskans, to be responsible stewards of this Great Land and the often fragile ecosystems it supports."
How delightgfully refreshing it is to hear a reasoned, researched assesment of Gorebull warming!
Is Governor Palin still the most popular in the nation?
posted on 10/30/2007 7:59:17 AM PDT
She ought to be popular. She ought to be the vice president in 08.
posted on 10/30/2007 8:09:06 AM PDT
I had the misfortune of trying to deal with Congresscritter Millers staff a few years ago. I was attempting to get a flag to be presented at one of my NCO's retirement. Even though I had the canceled paid check in my hand, they claimed they'd never received the order. I ended up calling my Congressman from another state and getting a flag (paid for twice). When I mentioned the problems to my congressman's staff, they giggled and said they know all about Miller's staff. Biggest bunch of professional 'tards I've ever had to deal with.
posted on 10/30/2007 8:50:40 AM PDT
(Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
To: Traveler59; skeptoid
I have no doubt that your information on Congressman Miller and staff is correct, but the good part of this story is that Governor Palin is standing up to him, standing up for what she believes in. She’s not letting this go unnoticed. I find that refreshing, and good on her part.
So as much as Miller and staff are obtuse, Sarah Palin gets it right. She does the right thing. Wouldn’t it be great if all the states had governors like this?
posted on 10/30/2007 9:07:52 AM PDT
Noted scientist and Governor Palin is not quite as popular but still most popular.
posted on 10/30/2007 9:10:19 AM PDT
(anti-razors are pro-life)
..she's a babe !!
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