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Bush uses photo-ops to ‘angle for conservation stature.’

By Amanda Terkel  

"Bush uses photo-ops to ‘angle for conservation stature.’"

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Today, President Bush used highly choreographed photo-ops in Maryland in an effort to “burnish his conservation credentials.” He looked “slightly askance” with a screech owl on his hand, remarking, “Cute little fellow.” He also joked that he loves fishing, but “the Secret Service won’t let me go hunting” with Vice President Cheney anymore.

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According to the League of Conservation Voters, the Bush administration “has arguably been the most anti-environmental in our nation’s history.” More on his FY2008 budget proposals here.

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