I try to keep my politics out of this space, but it’s really early on a rainy Friday morning and I’m pissed. The lambs of Congress have fallen into step with nary a whimper behind a couple of spoiled boys who want to show how tough they are. Want to know what drives me crazy?
“Public Enemy No. 1 today is a government that Mr. Cheney was in effect helping shore up just a couple of years ago.”
“What made the trick possible was Harken’s guardian angel, a powerful institution controlled by an oil man, Robert Stone, who was a strong political supporter of Mr. Bush’s father. This institution acquired a large stake in Harken as soon as Mr. Bush became a board member, and subsequently showed itself willing to do whatever it took to keep the hapless company afloat. This included taking much of the company’s debt off its books in return for assets of doubtful value, and giving Harken a share in their partnership almost twice as large as its contribution to the partnership’s capital.”
Can any semi-conscious person believe these guys are motivated by OUR best interests? Why do I have this sick feeling in my stomach that we are about to make a very, very big mistake?