Political Dictionary

Via ThinkProgress

From Los Angeles, where the sun shines year round, if you can catch a glimpse…

Republicans took control of the air quality board in February, and new members have not been shy about their intentions to bring a more industry-friendly approach to pollution control. All seven of the board’s Republicans voted to dismiss Wallerstein, narrowly beating out opposition from the board’s five Democrats and one independent.

“With every rule-making and regulation we need to be looking at the economic impact as well as the environmental impacts,” Dwight Robinson, a Republican councilman from Lake Forest and a new member to the board, said in an interview earlier this week.

“Industry-friendly approach to pollution control” is the direct political translation of “learn to hold your breath, sucker”.

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