Obama Drops Chuck Hurley

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Hey, some good news! Obama is dropping Chuck Hurley to head up the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But not for the right reasons.

Although neither the White House nor Charles Hurley’s MADD men (and women) are saying Jack about the decision, it appears Hurley ran afoul of . . . environmentalists. “His potential nomination had been criticized by environmentalists such as Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign. Becker cited Hurley’s work at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the 1990s, when he said Hurley backed car companies that were fighting attempts to reduce vehicle size to improve fuel economy.”

Hey, I’ll take it. But here are the reasons Hurley should have been dropped.

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5 Responses to “Obama Drops Chuck Hurley”

  1. #1 |  Aresen | 

    Politics indeed makes strange bedfellows.

  2. #2 |  Dave Krueger | 

    That’s so sad. I suppose that dashes my hopes of seeing someone from Greenpeace picked to head the Dept of the Interior, huh?

  3. #3 |  MacGregory | 

    I don’t care what reason he was canned. I will sleep a little better now.

  4. #4 |  jwk | 

    Glad for it too… MADD scares the living shit out of me.

  5. #5 |  KFM | 

    NHTSA: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… Hmm… I want someone who knows safety at the helm… what a thought? But the admin. would rather listen to Greenpeace… what a scary thought.