Carrie Rengers

You don’t say

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack got a lot of attention for a recent comment he made about Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy.

“I wake up every morning, I say my prayers and I’m thankful I’m not the EPA administrator,” Vilsack said, as quoted in numerous publications.

He and McCarthy both spoke Monday at the National Farmers Union convention in Wichita.

This time, McCarthy had the pithy response.

She repeated Vilsack’s quote about being thankful that he’s not her.

“I just can’t blame him,” McCarthy said, “and I know my husband shares his point of view.”

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