Liberalscum Buster

August 25, 2007

George W. Bush got the government off the mine owner’s backs

Filed under: politics — gasdocpol @ 4:35 pm

In 2001 GW Bush replaced that tree hugging Liberal J. Davitt McAteer , who had worked with Ralph Nader on workplace safety and was instrumental in the Mine Safety Act of 1969.

In 2001 Bush appointed David Lauriski, a former mining executive and lobbyist to head Mining Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).He left his job in 2004 when the Labor Department Inspector General discovered his awarding no-bid contracts to companies with which he had personal ties.

He was replaced with Richard Stickler, a coal company manager whose companies’ safety records caused Republicans and Democrats to reject him twice in the Senate. Ever the man with the strength of his convictions, GW Bush appointed him when the Senate was in recess.

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