Oops. Never mind. I read it wrong. Jobs be damned; they're actually concerned about preserving our rocks and bushes:
Protecting forestsWhat's shocking in this editorial is the revelation that the governor could only find 5,000 DC suburbanites (it is those folks who drive down here one weekend every other year to smoke dope, take a picture of our trees, and demand that Southwest Virginia remain primordial in perpetuity) who were willing to sign the petition.
Just in case the governor's shout to protect the national forests falls on deaf ears, Virginia's attorney general better ready the big guns.
Gov. Tim Kaine this week, in a letter attached to a petition signed by more than 5,000 Virginians, reiterated the state's plea for the forest service to leave the roadless lands untouched.
If the [Bush] administration insists on violating this nation's protected open spaces, then the states must engage the battle. (link)
I'll bet I could get 5,000 signatures down here demanding that the governor turn the DC suburbs back into the wetlands (they called them swamps back then) that they originally were. I'll then drive up and take a snapshot (leaving the dope smoking to the hippies that still wander, completely lost and oblivious to the world around them, the hiking trails of Southwest Virginia).
Suppose the Roanoke Times will support my petition drive to protect the forests that will be Springfield, Virginia?