"Sportsmen for Bush"

The "Sportsmen for Bush" sticker was a common one on trucks in Pennsylvania during the 2000 and 2004 elections. I thought it was one of the most rediculous campaign slogans. I'm a hunter and fisherman and I was smart enough to know that the best way for me to preserve those hobbies was to vote for Al Gore and John Kerry. They'd you know, make sure that there were forest and clean lakes left for me to teach my children to fish in.

The New Mexican reports that hunters and anglers are starting to see through the smokescreen BushCo. has been putting up about global warming.

A recent nationwide survey shows that it's no longer just radical environmentalists who think global warming is real.

About half of America's hunters and anglers -- including many who said they voted for President Bush in 2004 -- told pollsters they are witnessing firsthand, in the outdoors, the effects of some form of climate change, according to the results of a nationwide survey of sportsmen released Tuesday by the National Wildlife Federation, an environmental group based in Washington, D.C.

The sportsmen are seeing climate change in the form of lakes that no longer freeze over for ice fishing in the winter, fall-hunting seasons without enough snow to track deer and other drastic environmental changes they consider a threat to wildlife, the group says.
Most of those survey thought these changes were caused by global warning and many of those attributed rising temperatures to burning fossil fuels.

Not a good sign for Bush as he continues to be a global warming denier. Democrats would be well served to remind sportsmen and sportswomen that things like national forests (where they hunt) streams, lakes, and rivers (where they fish) are vulnerable to polution and developement under Republicans.

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