The Obama administration is leading an effort within the International Whaling Commission to lift a 24-year international ban on commercial whaling for Japan, Norway and Iceland, the remaining three countries in the 88-member commission that still hunt whales.
[Environmental] groups have run ads in major newspapers highlighting Obama's campaign promise in 2008 to "strengthen the moratorium on commercial whaling," adding that "allowing Japan to continue commercial whaling is unacceptable."
Like Glenn Reynolds, I find this... bizarre. Whatever your position on commercial whale hunting - and I will invoke the name of Ronald Reagan to justify my willingness to keep the ban in place - it's. I. You know. WHALES. LIBERALS. You would think that this would have been a really, really easy campaign promise for him to keep. What's next, factory farming of panda bears? Wait, better: panda veal.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: the Left went out and got their own version of what they thought President Bush was like; only, in this case it was all true...
Crossposted to RedState.