George W.

The president is coming to my neck of the woods tomorrow. He'll be speaking in Cades Cove inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, East TN's crown jewel. His speech will be on the environment,, and believe it or not, he has the gall to appear in the national park with the absolute worst air quality in the country to talk about it.

Bush's gutting of environmental safeguards and clean energy programs is one of the great untold stories of his tenure. It's flown under the radar.

People in East Tennessee love the outdoors, and the Smokies in particular, but they also love George W. There is some sort of bizarro disconnect there.

He's speaking outdoors and it's supposed to rain, which in the Smokies, means serious acid rain. Could be interesting.

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