You may recall the furor that erupted when Daniel Richards, the president of the California Fish and Game Commission, went on a cougar hunt in Idaho and shot himself a cat. Legally. Cougar hunting is illegal in California.
California anti-hunting groups went nuts, and there were immediate calls for his ouster. Through it all Richards has managed to hang on to his presidency. But this week, Daniel voted with the majority to elect a new commission president.
From this story in the San Francisco Chronicle:
The state Fish and Game Commission quietly replaced its president Wednesday, nearly seven months after he killed a mountain lion in Idaho and infuriated conservationists by posing proudly with the slain beast.
_At the meeting in Ventura, Daniel Richards joined a unanimous vote to pick Jim Kellogg as the new president of the five-member commission, which oversees wildlife management. Richards, appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008, may remain a member until his term expires in January and has given no indication of leaving early.
Richards will apparently stay on the commission until the end of his term, and then it’s up to California Governor Jerry Brown to reappoint Richards or choose a new commissioner. Anyone want to place odds on that happening?