According to an article in the Washington Post, a federal judge in California has given that great protector of the nation's wildlife, and forest and animal preserves, President George W. Bush, a total of sixteen days in which to quit procrastinating, and finally decide whether or not to place the loveable Polor Bear on the Endangered Species List.
With the Polar Ice Cap continuing to melt at such an alarming rate, the natural habitat for this most beautiful creature is quickly disappearing... now at a rate that has surprised even the most alarmist of the "environmentally conscious."
Mr. Bush, rarely viewed as an avid "Tree Hugger..." was thrust once again into the national spotlight by this recent turn of events. The Department of The Interior has been thought to be close to adding polar bears to the "endangered species" list. It even set it's own deadline to try and come to a decision... but in a startling but not too surprising outcome... the folks at the Interior Department consequently missed abiding by their very own deadline.
Administration spokesmen have argued that the debate is not about protecting the polar bear, but more about an alarmist group advancing it own particular political agenda. I suggest our administration officials, and President Bush... please ask the mama bear and her two bear cubs pictured above about that. Are they "endangered ?" Well... just take a look at their faces. What do you think ?