But Cass’s confirmation is by no means the beginning of any progressive regulatory activity for animals, because Glenn Beck is hell-bent on destroying Casss. Make no mistake, Glenn Beck’s rhetoic can be effective. He is flush from victory from destroying the livelihood of Van Jones, an Obama green appointee; see following quote from 9/13/09 EMagazine article:
“Following a dogged effort by conservative talk radio and TV host Glenn Beck to portray [Van] Jones as a 9/11 conspiracy theorist, racist and Communist, Jones resigned…from his six-month stint as an advisor on the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).” See also: http://www.grist.org/article/2009-09-02-cleaning-some-of-the-fox-off-of-van-jones/
Beck seems determined to use the same smear tactics against Cass Sunstein, and is clearly out to destroy animal law in general. Concerted action to prevent this from happening seems advisable.
Verne R. Smith