Thursday, September 9, 2010

White House to Save Mankind from Carp Attacks! $80 million for a Carp Czar.

Put on the scuba gear! Get the spear-guns! This is no joke! Just ask Illinois Senator Dick Durbin...
"This is a serious challenge, a serious threat," Durbin said. "When it comes to the Asian carp threat, we are not in denial. We are not in a go-slow mode. We are in a full attack, full-speed ahead mode. We want to stop this carp from advancing."

He is commenting on the announcement made just yesterday that the White House will spend $80 million to fight the invasion of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes. They have appointed John Goss, former director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and current director of the Indiana Wildlife Federation as the new "Carp Czar." And what will Czar Goss do with the $80 million? Goss said he's waiting for a study by the Army Corps of Engineers to form his own opinion on whether the watersheds should be permanently separated. That study is not due to be completed until next year. He is waiting 'until next year'. He must be a Cubs fan.

Maybe if the White House had recommended to their Chicago buddies a year ago that they should close the locks, we wouldn't need an $80 million czar.

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