This very blog last Friday, reacting to President Bush's visit to California in wake of the wildfires:
He's made it clear this week that he wants to be seen as responsive to California's short-term needs. But when it comes to the state's long-term goal of mitigating potentially-disastrous climate-change impacts-- one that is quite relevant in wake of the fires-- his administration still has some ground to make up for.
California's Attorney General, commenting on the state's pending lawsuit against the EPA in USA Today:
Brown, the attorney general and former two-term governor, says EPA is using "delaying tactics."
"The fact that the most prominent Republican governor is suing President Bush the same week he came out to California for the fires indicates how strongly the people of California feel about this, and I'm hoping this (lawsuit) sends a powerful message."
Guess he didn't get the message while he was out West...