“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I want names

Who are these "grateful Democrats"?

There's no clue in this article on T. Boone Pickens latest and greatest corporate raid. It merely notes that Pickens has "testified before a Senate committee and held meetings with Democratic leaders" and asserts that

Democrats have welcomed their new friend. In Pickens, they see a powerful political example - a billionaire oilman who doesn't view drilling for more oil as the ultimate energy solution.
Not that I doubt that many of our often-spineless Congressional Dems would be more than willing to hop in bed with the likes of Pickens. I just want to know who they are-- and I hope they don't invest more in the relationship than the cost of an hourly rate at a sleazy motel.

The Dallas Morning-News provides those names, which are unsurprising.

Pelosi, Reid and others should keep history in mind. Pickens' new understanding that his ilk have drained the oil and the fact that he is now looking to steal an entire nascent industry-- wind energy -- as his last act doesn't make him our "friend".

Ask John Kerry how trustworthy a "friend" he is. Ask West Texas A&M. Ask yourselves when you need a shower or a glass of water in a few years.