Wednesday, May 17, 2006

McKinney denounces "energy slavery"

Rob Redding alerts us that Cynthia McKinney has decided to apply her demagogic abilities to something less divisive than racial profiling by the Capitol Police:
As prices at the pump are soaring, up from a national average of $1.40 per gallon last May to $2.70 a year later, Exxon Mobil posted revenues of $89 billion for the first quarter of 2006, a company record. In the same quarter, Exxon dished out $7 billion in dividends and buybacks to shareholders, and lavished money on its corporate officers, including an outrageous $400 million retirement package for former CEO Lee Raymond. ...

Americans find themselves in this situation of energy slavery today because Washington did not listen to those of us who have consistently stressed the urgent need for an alternative energy policy that would break our dependence on foreign oil by developing cleaner, safer alternatives. Instead, Washington listened to corrupt oil lobbyists to keep us just where we are. Oil and natural gas industries spent over $300 million lobbying Washington in '03 and '04. And no politician in Washington has accepted more campaign contributions from big oil than George W. Bush. ...

Having Bush and Cheney in charge of the nation's energy policy is like having Pablo Escobar in charge of the drug eradication campaign. Ask yourself whether or not the time has come for a secular energy policy, one that maintains the separation of oil and state. I say "Amen."
OK, the notion that "corrupt oil lobbyists" and President Bush are directly responsible for high gas prices is silly. But at least she isn't being racially divisive, and that's a step in the right direction for McKinney.

Previously on McKINNEY:

4/12: Blogger for Congress?
4/10: Hatin' on Cynthia

4/5: Democrats' poster child
4/2: McKinney video, fisked
3/31: Who Cynthia McKinney is
3/31: "Jihad Cindy" does it again
2/27: Who predicted it first?

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