It was unfortunate, in my opinion, that Governor Brewer turned what otherwise was a very festive event into a quick show of political brinkmanship, mentioning on numerous occasions (and in the combative and defiant tone we've heard too often from her), that "the Federal government needs to do their job". The obvious message being that it is Federalism that is at fault here. (Hello, did anyone tell her that Tea Party Republicans are holding the government hostage to make ineffective their own President?). It was amazing that someone in such a high office could give a speech that was so obviously slanted and meant to pick a fight.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Reopens
In an attempt to stave off jet-lag from the African safari trip (which blog report will be continued in the next few days) and stay awake during daylight hours in the Mountain Time Zone, we planned a drive to Grand Canyon National Park to shoot the deserted rim viewpoints. And then word came late yesterday that the park was opening at 8 AM today thanks to a gift from the Arizona Department of Tourism, who had $400,000 diverted from their budget to give (not donate) to open the Park. We drove up anyway, arriving at 9:30, hoping that no one had heard. Fat chance. There were already swarms of people although much lighter than a normal Columbus day weekend. A surprise guest appearance was spotted!
Posted by Wayne Ranney