According to the Las Vegas Sun, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, one of the flock of Democratic presidential hopefuls tagging behind apparent frontrunners Hillary Rodman Clinton and Barack Obama, says the way to ease the water woes in the west is to divert water from the Great Lakes.
This is big news in Las Vegas which could face a severe water shortage by 2010.
This should be even bigger news here.
Yes, we're picky about people trying to raid our water supply. After all, it's one of the few assets we have over those states that have been raiding people and jobs out of the so-called "rust belt."
Nearly 30 years ago Republican governors like Lee Sherman Dreyfus in Wisconsin and Michigan's Bill Milliken warned that midwestern states must band together to stop any plan to rob Great Lakes water. They were right then and even more so now.
The situation today is even more critical.
The Detroit News reports this week that there is growing concern over the decline of water levels in the Great Lakes. This is all the more reason that water-thieving scumbags like Bill Richardson must be turned off at the tap.