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Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne: ‘Unfortunately I Have To Follow The Law’

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Yesterday, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne was challenged by Glenn Beck on CNN about why he listed the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Kempthorne responded:

Well, I’ll tell ya, unfortunately I have to follow the law.

Kempthorne caught himself and added, “Or fortunately.” After highlighting his record trying to cripple the Endangered Species Act as a Republican senator from Idaho, Kempthorne said with a smirk, “I cannot ignore the law. I have a Constitutional requirement to, uh, uphold the law.” Watch it:

Kempthorne’s interview with Beck, a global warming denier obsessed with the ferocity of polar bears, is only the latest in a long string of exclusive Bush administration interviews with right-wing sympathizers.