Craig has joined other Idaho leaders who demanded that the U.S. Department of Interior allow more livestock grazing, which he contends will reduce the danger of wildfires that have burned more than 1,000 square miles on the Idaho-Nevada border...So, while we won't be weeping about the loss of his political power, we do want to take a moment to reflect on the still-demarcated landscapes of sexual preference. Homophobes everywhere are lining up to denounce their former mouthpiece, and it's a shame. It's 2007, folks! It's OK to be gay!
...He attempted to force the Bonneville Power Administration, which manages dams along the Columbia River, to eliminate funding for an agency that counts young salmon crossing dams.
He's attached a rider to a pending federal spending bill to uphold a Snake River management plan that a federal judge has said is illegal because it doesn't protect endangered salmon.
"He's consistently made a nuisance of himself on every environmental issue since he's been there," said Janine Blaeloch of the Seattle-based Western Lands Project. "The legislation he's supported has left public lands policy in the Dark Ages."
Senator Craig's self-hatred and repression might have also translated in to his lack of respect for all things wild and uninhibited. Human nature and wild nature are one and the same. We should stop trying to control, contain and repress it, and instead work towards restoring a healthy balance.