Bush Loves...Dolphins?

Picked up my LA Times this morning and saw this: Bush to Create World's Largest Marine Protected Area Near Hawaii..."A swath of the Pacific near Hawaii will be the largest such preserve in the world. The president was inspired to act by a Cousteau film."


"The decision is a turnaround for the administration, which five years ago considered stripping more limited protections from the area that President Clinton had declared a coral reef ecosystem reserve. It's also a sharp departure for an administration that has pushed to privatize some federal lands and has designated less wilderness than most presidents over the last 40 years. A turning point came in April, when Bush sat through a 65-minute private White House screening of a PBS documentary that unveiled the beauty of — and perils facing — the archipelago's aquamarine waters...the film seemed to catch Bush's imagination...the president popped up from his front-row seat after the screening; congratulated filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the late underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau; and urged the White House staff to get moving on protecting these waters."


So...I guess all we have to do is wait until Al Gore dies and his son makes a movie about global warming, and we'll be all set! Right?

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