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The Rocky Mountain News has several reactions to Interior Secretary Gale Norton’s resignation. Could any be more disparate than these?
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“As Interior secretary, Gale Norton was an unpopular symbol of unpopular policies. Americans do not believe their public lands should be sold to the highest bidder, and they don’t believe in privatizing their parks, forests, monuments. While the symbol of those unpopular policies may be leaving, we don’t expect those unpopular policies to change.”
Rep. Marilyn Musgrave R-Fort Morgan:
“As the first woman secretary of the Interior, my friend Gale Norton will be leaving behind a legacy of balanced conservation, improved land management and respect for private property rights.”
Best headline: The front page of today’s Rocky Mountain News, print edition only, “Norton Quits, Heads for the Hills.”