Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Slight Return

Sorta local news post, but something that concerns us here, and it's big news round these parts.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation published it's annual state of the bay report. The health of the Bay gets a "D" this year. The part that strikes a resounding chord - since our governor in Maryland, Robert Ehrlich, is a school-of-Gingrich Republican who posed as moderate to get elected(sound familiar?) - is the following:

Government has failed to meet written commitments and even to enforce existing laws. The Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers, as well as all of the people of the region, are paying the price for that inaction.

This is sounding more and more like "government as usual", not just at the state level, but the national level. Laws get passed, courts make orders, but somehow the elected officials manage to blow that stuff off. It's depressing as all get out.