WASHINGTON -- One of the most anti-conservation political appointees in the Bush administratrion resigned today. Craig Manson, Asst. Secretary of Interior for Fish, Wildlife & Parks, likely has killed more wildlife and habitat protection than any previous Washington bureaucrat. Leading conservationists have called him the 'environmental Darth Vader'.
Manson says he's taking a teaching job at a college in Sacramento.
Maybe he just got a better job. But it could be that he quit due to recent investigative reporting in to his environmental attacks, including recently in the LA Times and today in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Or perhaps Manson was pushed out due to Bush's massive and growing political problems, and the White House decided it no longer wants the bad press he invites by his attacks on endangered species and habitat protections.
The big question is what will Manson do between now and the end of the year, when he is set to step down? Another one is who will replace him?
It seems America could hardly do worse, but you never know with GW Bush in charge.