Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has mentioned the Sacketts’ case against EPA several times in various speeches. Mr. Romney uses the Sacketts as an example of a big government agency run amok. His commentary was recently the target of a Factcheck.org analysis.
Factcheck.org took issue with Mr. Romney’s characterization of the Sacketts’ plight as the result of an Obama administration decision. As I point out in comments quoted in the story, the Sacketts’ plight is not so much a political tale as it is an excellent example of the pernicious effects of large, unaccountable bureaucracies that wield too much power and too often use that power inappropriately. Let’s hope that whoever wins in November will make reform of the EPA a top priority.