December 1, 2012


Here’s the thing about Kelly Ayotte

While the budget negotiations between the President and the GOP get tenser, one woman is emerging as a touchstone of the new Republican Party – Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, a freshman in her second year and ranked 99th in seniority, is possibly the most formidable opponent the environmental lobby will ever have to face.

Heels On, Gloves Off

In 2003 Ms Ayotte was a member of the Homeland Security Taskforce, while chief of the homicide division in the New Hampshire attorney general’s office. Twenty years before that she was studying at Villanova University School of Law. While there, she held a position as editor of the school’s Environmental Law Journal, a connection she constantly plays on in her speeches around the country.

Oddly there is no information, no apparent record (other than the fact that she did go to Villanova), of her time as Editor of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal. Nobody has testified that she really was the Journal editor and there is no record of other achievements there. Please contact nick@off-grid.net if you have any information.

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