Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Who Is T. Boone Pickens and What is His Energy Plan for America?

Have you been watching the political ads lately? Who is this T. Boone Pickens dude? Once the funding behind the Swift Boat Veterans, now he wants to change the environment. I have to admit, I am skeptical, but intrigued at the same time. I just don't know what to make of the guy. I'm a supporter of alternative energy forms.

According to his website, he says he is an old oil guy who states "The simple truth is that cheap and easy oil is gone." He supports wind power, natural gas, and bio-fuels. His site is worth the time to check out.

He sure is spending a lot of money on ads for someone who is not running for office. Does he have a axe? Does he have a hidden agenda or is he altruistic? As far as I've seen he is not being discussed in the media, despite his self-insertion into the political landscape. Why aren't we asking the candidates about the Pickens Plan and how they feel about it? Where is the media when it comes to this guy?

T. Boone Pickens on Wikipedia
T. Boone Pickens website


Darin said...

He's an oil tycoon.

My father battled with him years ago - during my youth - during a hostile takeover of the oil company he was representing (Unocal).

The man is ruthless!

Complaint Department Manager said...

I too am intrigued, but do so at a distance. I can't help but think he's hedged a bet and is really pushing it. Makes me wonder how much of a player he is to those manufacturing the wind mills he has now. Perhaps he wants to be the one to furnish the wind mills, while at the same time selling the energy created by the wind farms he has now.

I don't like his comment of "Drill, Drill, Drill" To me, that's just like those idiots chanting that same crap at the RNC. They may as well chant, "Windows 95, Windows 95, Windows 95". You can't solve a current and future problem with an old idea, period.

Sky Girl said...

I can't figure out his motives, and that makes me nervous. Mr. Sky Girl told me he is heavily invested in wind energy and natural gas, so maybe his motive is simply financial.