Further to my "fox guarding the chickencoop" post of a couple of weeks ago about the chemical company executive being appointed regional administrator for the EPA, now comes this: unable to get this guy approved by the Senate, King George gave a recess appointment to Richard Stickler to be the new head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Now why couldn't he secure the Senate's consent? Because Mr. Stickler is a coal company executive.
This shit would be hilarious if it weren't so freaking tragic. I guess after murdering almost 3,000 Americans in Iraq, the deaths of a few dozen miners would seem like a morning lark to His Heinie.