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A T-Bone for T. Boone

By on 7.9.08 | 10:12PM

Why is T. Boone Pickens the only man in America, presidential candidates expressly included, with the first idea of what to do about the American energy crisis? Spending his own dough on an educational ad campaign explaining how, through the years, we trudged into the oil deficit jungle until we now import $700 billion yearly in foreign-purchased oil.

His plan to be revealed includes a massive wind-propelled energy program over 400,000 acres in west Texas and an ambitious drilling campaign that could get the country back on its feet and end the servitude that subjects us to the whim of those who would kill us when the oil-money slows.

Why did it take some successful wildcatter to outwit all those who insist they can lead?

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