November 14, 2012
THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Interior Secretary Threatens To Punch Reporter.
On Election Day, at a rally for Barack Obama in Fountain, Colorado, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar was being interviewed by Dave Phillips, a reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, about Salazar’s policies in dealing with America’s wild horse populations. When the interview was over, Salazar threatened Phillips, “If you set me up like this again, I’ll punch you out.”
This threat was made in the presence of Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of the Cloud Foundation, a Colorado-based wild horse advocacy organization. Kathrens, shocked, said, “I was stunned by the Secretary’s rude and clearly hostile comment toward Dave.”
Small men tend to respond angrily when asked uncomfortable questions.