Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

August 17, 2003

by V

New Dean Interview

The Arizona Republic gets an interview with Dean and coaxes a few new statements from him:

The McCain of Vermont
Q: Forest fires are a huge issue for Arizona. What is your stance on forest thinning as a measure to prevent catastrophic forest fires?

A: My stance is that George Bush does what he always does. He talks a big game and does absolutely nothing. His Healthy Forest Initiative is pushed as an excuse to open the wilderness areas to logging, and it never did deliver on its original promise. We should get rid of this president and his pandering to big timber.

We should have a forest fire initiative which thins forests and removes dead trees from areas right around communities. We don't need to be cutting down 30-inch trees in the national forest in order to save homes near Tucson. I don't think we should use the forest fire tragedies as an excuse to open up logging miles away from where homes are.

Posted by V at August 17, 2003 11:53 AM

remember last year's fires, when bushies and hate radio were blaming the fires on environmentalists and clinton policy?

turns out the bush administration cut funding for firefighters and forest management. naturally, you didn't hear a word about this in media. and daschle, gephardt, mcauliffe didn't have the decency to counter it.

Posted by: anon at August 21, 2003 10:34 PM

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