June 2, 2022

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is demanding that the federal government pay 100% of the cost of the largest wildfire in the state’s history, which devoured almost 500 square miles and 300 homes. This came after it was revealed that the fire was started by the US Forest Service, which lit several “controlled burns” to clear underbrush. But they got out of control and joined together into a megafire.

Good luck thinking up a better metaphor for the federal government than people who insisted on helping and ended up burning the whole place down.