Sometimes you have to marvel at the contradictions in government-speak.
Patrick Lyons’ official title is “Commissioner of Public Lands.” But in defending his controversial proposal to swap Whites Peak lands, he argues in a PowerPoint presentation that state-owned lands in that area are not public lands. They’re trust lands.
By Lyons’ account, the “public” part of his title is a big mistake. He is the public lands commissioner, but he’s not.
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