dis-in-gen-u-ous adj : lacking in candor; giving a false appearance of simple frankness: CALCULATING
President Bush creates a marine preserve in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands as large as the entire National Parks Service combined. On the surface, a really decent thing to do. This administration, however, is not backing away from efforts to allow drilling for oil in Alaska's protected lands. The National Park Service as a whole seems to have even less support in the administration than widows and orphans. The poor manatee seems to have a lower approval rating than even the President. And the Everglades, in the most succinct language possible, are fucked.
Unless, of course, someone can come up with a way for developers and Big Sugar to continue to destroy the Everglades with one hand as they attempt to reverse a century of devolution at the hands of... developers and Big Sugar with the other...
For more than four million residents of South Florida, this would be a good time to run to your tap and get a nice glass of water, while you still can. Cuz the administration is helping eradicate your source of fresh water a Hell of a lot faster than the Florida peninsula is sinking.
The president is doing to the environment what Ken Lay did to Enron. Except that we're applauding him as he does it right in front of us.
And to cap it all off, Dublin had to cancel their Bloomsday celebrations as the City mourns the death of an Irish leader.