Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A study in contrasts, II

In 2004, T Boone Pickens was the primary funder of a bunch of serial liars known as the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Pickens, aside from being dishonored by funding these liars, is a spineless coward himself, reneging on a claim that he would pay $1 million to anyone who could disprove any allegation in the package of lies he used to swing the 2004 election towards Bush.

For this, in a fair and just universe Pickens would no longer be welcome in polite company. America is neither fair nor just.

But. In 2008, Pickens will be spending his money to throw the election a different way -- in favor of wind power. Of course, had he not spent so much money in 2004, he might not need to spend so much money in 2008. And if, thanks to the degenerate liars still roaming around looking for a new gullible billionaire to fund them, McCain should win in November, all the money Pickens spends now will still be wasted, because McCain only lurves nuclear power.

It should also be pointed out that Pickens is essentially bellying up to the public teat here, as the oilman has become heavily invested in Texas windpower. I think that's fine -- public money should be spent on wind! -- but Pickens isn't disinterested here.

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