They say in politics that if you’re getting criticized by both sides, you must be doing something right. In the case of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, that piece of political wisdom doesn’t quite apply. The least popular Cabinet member — remember Ben Nighthorse Campbell told the Colorado Statesman that Salazar had a 16% approval rating — is taking incoming fire from both sides of the aisle for his ham-handed leadership of the Interior Department.
The right’s distaste for Salazar has been well documented on this site. But what’s newer, and growing, is a liberal campaign demanding Salazar’s resignation.
Last week, former Howard Dean campaign manager and Democratic consultant, Joe Trippi, tweeted out a link to a petition demanding Salazar’s resignation due to his incompetent management of the BLM’s wild horse program.
Per the petition, which has almost 20,000 signatures at the time of writing: