“Hometown kid?’ Ya’ gotta be kidding
Arizona’s U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva is the open borders radical who irrationally called for a boycott of our state after the passage of SB 1070 – ultimately harming many Hispanics in the hospitality industry. He’s been unfailingly mute on the Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal, even though the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry occurred in his district.
Now this committed socialist, who refers to himself as a “progressive,” is being promoted — via petition — for Secretary of Interior, as Obama reshuffles his cabinet. It’s a position Grijalva has coveted since Obama’s first term when he was thwarted in his quest by Ken Salazar in 2009.
Salazar has vehemently opposed developing oil shale on public lands, although the fuel is cleaner than coal, and would markedly reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil. This would undoubtedly be the identical position of Grijalva.
Office of Personnel Management director John Berry is rumored to be in first place for the post. You might want to acquaint yourself with Berry.
As CD 3 Congressman, Grijalva sponsored legislation (H.R. 6609) that would have designated the Tumacacori Highlands, a rugged expanse just north of the Arizona/Mexican border, a wilderness area. The proposal was widely scorned since its actual intent was to hamstring the Border Patrol — a law enforcement organization he obviously cares little about. Like many of his efforts, the Tumacacori Highlands Wilderness Act attracted not a single co-sponsor, and no support.
And the Periódico de la República de Arizona’s leftist bellwether Linda Valdez? As might be imagined, she is in all her glory, writing Arizona could wind up with another “hometown kid” in the Obama Cabinet “if a coalition of 238 environmental groups have their way.”
Arizona has been home to two previous interior secretaries. Stewart Udall held the post from 1961 to 1969, and Bruce Babbitt served from 1993 to January 2001. Both men were Democrats.