Just when you thought that T. Boone Pickens was to be our savior in the energy wars, up pops the blogosphere on his ties with “The Nan”. Seems that Nancy Pelosi--one of the richest members of Congress--jumped on the Pickens “Boondoggle” early by buying shares in his Pickens Plan here–here back in May of 2007.
However, the Savior forgot to mention in his carpet bombing of ads on his Plan that he is the biggest provider of natural gas for transportation in California. His ads clearly profess to wean us off gas for electricity by replacing it with wind power, but he conveniently forgets to mention that he will profit handsomely selling the natural gas for transportation. Oh yeah, and by the way, he is finagling his way into a water bond ($110 billion) to pump ground water from West Texas and sell it to the big cities, drying up the scares water supplies supporting rural communities already struggling to survive.
Yes, my fellow Americans, cynicism lives. T. “Boondoggle” Pickens may well pull off the biggest scam in Texas since Billy Sol Estes was caught selling grain elevators that didn’t exist. His “Plan” covers up a water grab of monumental proportions (200,000 acre feet per year) while cloaking the entire project as saving America.
God you got to love it. Nan, a socialist hooking up with a “good ole boy”, “back room” robber barons looking for profit, while McCain, a “pretend” capitalist reaching across party lines begging for votes.
But hey, I could be wrong