I was all set to rant about Bush's environmental record, his rank hypocrisy, and so forth. But my fire has been doused by the, I suppose, unintentional comedy in "this AP story":http://salon.com/news/wire/2003/08/21/bush_oregon/index.html of the president's Summer Environment Tour:
bq. Before heading to the forest, Bush stopped at the University of Portland to raise more than $1 million for his re-election campaign at a $2,000-a-ticket luncheon of grilled salmon salad.
[Snipped: Blah, blah, rank hypocrisy from Scott McClelland about how the environment shouldn't be politicized]
bq. Gore won Washington with 50.2 percent of the vote, compared with Bush's 44.6 percent. Bush's schedule on Friday includes another fund-raiser and a speech on saving salmon in Washington.
See here, if you save them for a while, they get nice big fillets, the kind that fetch $2,000 per plate.