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We’re All Going to Die and It’s Bush’s Fault Award 
(for Doomsday Environmental Reporting) 

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"This is another bouquet to the right. Arsenic in the water. Starting up the Cold War. Make as much carbon dioxide as you like. Laugh about it. Bush has set himself up as a huge target. And the arsenic is going to be the equivalent of what your boss [Newt Gingrich] did with cutting school lunches."
Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift, addressing Tony Blankley, on the March 24, 2001 McLaughlin Group.
"The Sierra Club calls President Bush’s latest moves on the environment ‘March Madness.’ In the last two weeks, the administration has signaled that it may allow logging in pristine forests that had been declared off limits, has put off a decision to reduce arsenic in drinking water, has suspended a rule to protect the environment from damage caused by mining, has reversed a decision to limit carbon dioxide emissions, and the President also suggested drilling for oil in national parks and is pushing oil exploration in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge. Some in the President’s own party are becoming alarmed."
— ABC’s Linda Douglass opening a story aired on the March 24, 2001 World News Tonight/Saturday

And the winner is:

"Remember when Ronald Reagan tried to save a few pennies on the school lunch program by classifying ketchup as a vegetable? Last week the Bush administration went further, axing a regulation that forced the meat industry to test hamburgers served in school for salmonella. Imagine, Mad Cow Disease among children, K through 12. The day it hit the papers the proposal was quickly withdrawn. [If] the Bush administration keeps trying to kill health and safety regulations at this pace, soon we won’t be able to eat, drink or breathe."
— "Outrage of the Week" from Time magazine’s Margaret Carlson, April 7, 2001 Capital Gang on CNN. 



Accepting for Margaret Carlson...Steve Forbes 

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