An environmental success, or at least, not a complete and total failure
So despite all Bush's attempts to equate people against oil production in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge with terrorists, the Alaskan coastline is safe--for now. The Senate rejected Bush's ANWR drilling plan (which was, as the NYTimes puts it, "the central element of his energy policy") yesterday 54-46. But don't break out the biodegradable confetti and streamers just yet. The Senate might not actively want to hurt the caribou, but that doesn't mean they want to help you breathe any easier or reduce oil dependency (see Nation cover by Art Spiegelman)--this is the same bunch that voted against reducing car/truck fuel emissions last month.
And while we're on the subject of caribou, Mark Fiore's latest Flash animation takes the Bush/Norton/Cheney ANWR lies to their (il)logical extreme.