Big League Block: Bunning Gives More Time to Senate Debate About Ag Nominee
Back in October we blogged about a controversial nomination by the Obama administration and SafeLawns endorsed an open letter from more than 100 groups demanding the nomination be overturned: http://www.safelawns.org/blog/index.php/2009/10/obama-nominates-controversial-agriculture-diplomat/. Despite those efforts, the nomination appeared headed for an easy passage — until Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning spoke up yesterday. I haven’t been a big fan of the ex-Big League baseball pitcher, but you have to give a guy credit when it’s due: http://www.lavidalocavore.org/diary/3332/ky-senator-jim-bunning-screws-up-does-something-good. He has said he’s leaving the Senate soon, so maybe he cares even less than usual who he angers.
If you’re not familiar with this issue, Bunning is buying you some time. Make your feelings known to your local Senator before it’s too late.