I want to officially complain about T. Boone Pickens. What an offensive dit. I am tired of his commercials (the most recent having just been aired … the post debate commercial) telling us that we need to become energy independent, and blaming the very same politicians that he has been buying off and paying off for decades as the cause of our oil dependence.
If Pickens really wanted energy independence, why did he spend so much money to ensure that George Dub Bush got elected two times in a row? Is this thing he is doing now penance?
Since 1980, Pickens has made over $5 million in political donations. He was a financial supporter of President George W. Bush and contributed heavily to both his Texas and national political campaigns. In 2004, Pickens contributed to 527 Republican groups, including a $3 million contribution to the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth attacking Bush’s rival, John Kerry, and $2.5 million to the Progress for America advocacy group. In 2005, Pickens was among 53 entities that contributed the maximum of $250,000 to the second inauguration of George W. Bush.
T Boone Pickens: Please crawl back under the rock you were spawned under.