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.