Bush Appointees Understand Industry

"Every administration has the revolving door," said former Environmental Protection Agency attorney Bruce Buckheit. "The difference is the attitude that a lot of the Bush people brought with them. ... It was always about what industry wanted." Newsday reports, "Bush's appointees to senior environment-related jobs actually have less diverse backgrounds than the people Clinton picked. ... Bush's choices were more likely to be lobbyists or executives in their previous job, while Clinton's were distributed more evenly among the worlds of business, academia and advocacy." An EPA press secretary said, "You need to understand the industries you're regulating."