Ken Salazar offers to "punch out" reporter Dave Philipps for wild horse question
"I can't believe that a top official in Obama's cabinet could be so defensive," she says.
On the wild horse issue, Salazar may have plenty to be defensive about. Philipps's exposure of the BLM's inability to account for hundreds of horses that were supposedly "adopted" but have disappeared is only the latest in a series of revelations about brutal roundups, poorly managed holding facilities and soaring costs of the removal program, which many horse advocates believe is not justified.
But Kathrens insists, "This isn't just about wild horses. America needs leaders in Washington, and the President needs cabinet members who respect citizens, respect the laws, value discussion and working toward mutual solutions. Ken Salazar displayed none of this" last week.
A spokesman for Salazar told the Denver Post that the Secretary "regrets the exchange."
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