The Pioneer Press is reporting that former St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly has been named “deputy associate administrator for intergovernmental affairs” for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (titles like that make me appreciate where small-government advocates are coming from).
I’m a little stunned…
Individuals who support environmental protection worked hard against Randy Kelly’s reelection, so much so that Mayor Chris Coleman felt compelled to pledge during his campaign to appoint a cabinent level position related to environment protection – which he quickly did after the election.
I feel a little sad for the person who has to write the press release justifying this appointment.