Selling off public lands?

“The Bush administration Friday laid out plans to sell off more than $1 billion in public land during the next decade..”

Um… you’re selling our land? That seems short sighted. That land has a lot of value, both intrinsic and functional. I wonder what other’s are saying about it?

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer … compared it to a rancher who keeps selling land to buy new pickups and tractors, a man who lives well until he eventually finds himself broke.

“It’s a damn poor way to run a ranch and it’s a way worse way to run a government..