Dear President Obama,
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar sucks.
We weren't particularly impressed with this appointment when it happened, given the man's background and the fact that you passed over the fantastic Representative Raúl Grijalva. We were mad, and unlike some conservation groups, saw the light about Salazar's dimness immediately.
And he's basically proved us right. He represents the livestock industry and has spent his non-fossil-fuel-disaster-making tenure basically fulfilling their wishlist: He failed to extend ESA protections to prairie dogs. He failed to protect sage-grouse. He delisted the Northern Rockies gray wolves and then, when they were relisted by the courts, colluded with rancher/politicians to legislate the ESA away.
And now, now he has colluded with Wyoming, that great state that represents itself with a bucking bronco on its license plate, to shoot wolves on sight outside of Yellowstone National Park.
How is this "change we can believe in"? It's regressive, pathetic, and contrary to the science you promised to lead with.
We're planning to call in sick on November 6, 2012. Because if you don't fix things pronto, we're pretty sure we will be.