Monday, October 23, 2006


Another miner died today. Even though the families of the dead Sago miners wrote to President Bush urging him not to appoint a mine executive to manage the safety of the nations mines, guess what?

"Ah, the magic of the presidency. The Senate has refused to confirm former coal company executive Richard Stickler as the head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). So, while they were out, Bush gave him a recess appointment to the post."

Read the remainder by Justin Rood at TPMmuckracker here. And thanks to David Roberts at the Grist for the heads-up.

I'm just shocked that the Senate didn't rubber stamp the appointment, as is their habit.

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