Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | September 24, 2008

Lawyer Sanders says T. Boone Picken’s plan to help end America’s addiction to imported oil is picking up steam, but Kentucky’s leadership is sadly lacking in leadership and intestinal fortitude.

T. Boone Picken’s effort to end America’s addiction to oil is picking up steam.  According to his website, Governors Bill Richardson of New Mexico, Brian Schweitzer of Montana, Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, Jon M. Huntsman Jr. of Utah, and Brad Henry of Oklahoma have joined his bandwagon to fundamentally change America’s energy policy.  In addition, 17 members of Congress have also signed his pledge to end America’s addiction to imported oil through use of alternative energy sources. The members of Congress  are: Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX); Congressman Jon Porter (R-NV); Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN); Congresswoman Mary Fallin (R-OK); Congresswoman Nancy Boyda (D-KS); Congressman Kenny Marchant (R-TX); Congressman Todd Platts (R-PA); Congressman Virgil Goode (R-VA); Congressman Dan Boren (D-OK); Congressman Chris Shays (R-CT); Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN); Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA); Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL); Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY); Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE); Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC); and Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA).  Note that not one single member of Congress from Kentucky has joined this effort.  The same is true for Governor Beshear.  Shame on them! 

Kentucky’s greatest senator of all time, Henry Clay, said: “Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.”  Too bad the current Kentucky politicians have apparently forgotten Henry Clay’s view of leadership in our great state. Certainly, it is in everyone’s best interest to end America’s addiction to imported oil, except big oil companies and their lobby-based whores in Frankfort and Washington.

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