Yeah, I know — everybody pick your jaws up off the floor.
I just found the following story on the BBC website, and I decided to share it — it proves that Bush is capable of using his powers for good:
Bush creates new marine sanctuary.
Using the 1906 National Antiquities Act, Bush has designated a 140,000 square mile length of reefs, atolls and shallow seas to the northwest of the Hawaiian islands as a US national monument — which immediately confers upon it protected status, and means that all fishing is to be phased out within five years and visitors will need permits to snorkel or dive in the area. The protected area is just slightly larger than the Great Barrier Reef, which was previously the largest marine sanctuary in the world.
You have to admit — that’s pretty cool.
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I just read that story a few minutes ago and thought of you :)
I heard about that this morning on NPR and I thought I’d misheard it.
I bet there’s no oil under that reef.
This shouldn’t give him cool points – this is what presidents are supposed to do.
It only seems so cool in relation to his track record.
That’s pretty much what I thought. It’s wonderful that he’s doing it, but all I could picture this morning when I heard the story were his handlers running panicked through the White House, desperate to find anything that might raise his approval ratings.
That’s awesome. I just hope they don’t discover oil there.
beat me to it.
I had exactly the same reaction when I read the headline this morning. “Wow, they must be *really* getting desperate.” I mean, I’ll take it if I can get it, but still…
I heard! At first I couldn’t believe it, then I realized he’d need to point to one thing to prove he wasn’t a complete and utter fuck-chunk. At least now the oceans have a slightly better chance of not completely dying off.
kudos for recognizing a rightthinking deed by the president without sour grapes
Doppleganger test! Doppleganger test. ;)