Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Here Comes the Sun (do-do-do-do)

Okay, so I've been crabby about everything lately, and nasty to Republicans (they'll get over it). But suddenly there's maybe a reason to be hopeful. On tonight's ABC News there was this ad:

Woo-hoo! At last somebody is talking seriously about the oil mess. We need to be careful, because this is T. Boone Pickens, the guy who bankrolled the repulsive Swift Boat ads 4 years ago, so he's already done big damage to the country. And we need to be aware that he is investing heavily in a big wind farm in Texas.

But in this ad, at least, he's telling the truth: We're in a hole, and we can't drill our way out of it. At $100 a barrel, we're sending $600 billion out of the country every year. At $150 a barrel, we would be sending $900 billion out of the country every year. In 10 years, that's $9 trillion! We can't afford this. So we need to start talking seriously about what we're going to do.

1 comment:

Ted said...

I have to trust that Obama is going get us going along these lines. Last fall, I was still hoping Gore was going to enter the race, because you know he would have dealt with it. If we screw this up, thirty years from now we'll be known as The Generation That Failed.