Wednesday, November 21, 2007

T. Boone Pickens is a Flip Flopper

Cluck. Cluck.

He was for Kerry before he was against him.

From NewsMeat:

T. Boone Pickens is Yellow

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From Firedoglake:

Swift Boat Funder T. Boone Pickens Reneges On John Kerry Million Dollar Offer

Rich Texas bastard T. Boone Pickens boasted that he would give $1 million to anyone who can disprove “even a single charge” leveled by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, who he funded to the tune of $3 milion. Kerry offered to meet with Pickens and do so, with the million dollars going to veterans’ charities.

But now Pickens is reneging:

Pickens, who provided $3 million to bankroll the group during Kerry’s race against President Bush, responded by saying he won’t consider giving Kerry the reward unless he surrenders his combat films, additional military records and wartime journal.

In other words, Pickens was full of bravado when he made the offer in a keynote address in front of a bunch of friendly right wingers at an American Spectator dinner, but when Kerry took him up on it, he was a bit too cowardly to back it up...

Chicken Pickens wants to turn Texas town into Dustbowl

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From the Amarillo Globe News:

Pickens' water plan criticized

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former corporate raider's plan to sell Texas Panhandle groundwater to other Texas cities will leave the area an "uninhabitable desert," an Oklahoman said Wednesday.

Oilman T. Boone Pickens outlined his proposal in "Gold on Tap: Water in the 21st Century," a keynote speech at the 21st Annual Governor's Water Conference in Oklahoma City.

Pickens formed Mesa Water Inc. last year to sell Texas Panhandle water to southern Texas cities. He denied that his plan to sell 65 billion gallons of groundwater a year would turn the Panhandle into a dust bowl...

Pickens 'backtracks' on SBVFT dare

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From UPI:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is revisiting an issue that troubled his 2004 campaign and could cause political trouble for him in 2008, The Boston Globe said.

Kerry has taken up a challenge by T. Boone Pickens, a financier of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth organization, which accused Kerry in 2004 of lying about his military record.

On Nov. 6, Pickens offered $1 million to anyone who could disprove anything the organization said about Kerry. After Kerry notified Pickens he would take the challenge, Pickens responded by insisting on conditions that were not part of his original offer --

T. Boone Pickens is a big, fat chicken

Cluck. Cluck.