Muckraker: Grist on Politics

T. Boone Pickens — the conservative billionaire oil baron turned wind activist — just released his his first TV ad. Pickens has said that “we can’t drill our way out” of our energy problem, and in the ad he says that wind should be the primary energy source to help break dependency on foreign oil. But he also says in that ad that we should “drill, drill, drill.” Watch it:

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Pickens will be at the Democratic National Convention Thursday at noon, in the Big Tent, talking about the “Pickens Plan.” It should be an interesting event, between this dichotomous drilling message and Pickens’ assertion that he could never vote for a Democrat because he wouldn’t be able to face his relatives in heaven.

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