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

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.


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.