Thursday, August 03, 2006

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There's an old saying in Tennessee, uh actually in Texas, but they probably say it in Tennessee too: even a broken clock is right twice a day. Apparently that time came for President Bush when he declared the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a national monument, surpassing the protection it received when President Clinton declared it a reserve. Good job Mr. President. Now how about that Alaskan wildlife reserve?

W does something good for a change


  1. Ah, we also say that in Portugal! It goes like this:

    Relógio parado está certo duas vezes ao dia.

    Sorry, couldn't resist...

    By Blogger Helena, at 8/10/2006 02:10:00 PM

  2. Sorry I didn't comment on the important part of the post, but I don't understand very well. In Europe all we get to know are the foreign policies of the USA.

    But how can an island be a monument? What are the legal / preservation advantages?

    By Blogger Helena, at 8/10/2006 02:13:00 PM

  3. My understanding is that monument status grants it permanent funding and makes it very difficult for its protection to be lifted.

    By Blogger Sumocat, at 8/10/2006 08:30:00 PM

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