I TOLD YOU SO!
This letter from six GOP Paid Industry Protectors seems kind of desperate and theatrical to me. In fact, I laughed when I read it and I look forward to this “review” to determine if the emergency order against Range Resources was handled properly.
I mentioned in a previous blog post how the Range Attorney, Andy Evil-eye Sims, thundered indignantly at me at my hearing because I made a statement in an old blog post about wanting to shine a bright light on the industry’s secrets. Since when was shining a bright light on dirty secrets a bad thing?
I want the entire case, every fact and all the decisions made by Activist Judge Trey Loftin gone over with spot light and a nit pick.
I think if these six GOP Paid Industry Protectors continue trying to flog the EPA and dog whistle to the Tea Party with this case, things won’t turn out the way they hope. What I hope is that they mention me again on the Senate floor because I have gotten all kinds of new readers and twitter followers from Inhofe’s little tirade.
Here are the six names for the wall of shame.
- Since 1999, Senator Inhofe has taken $1,301,350 in dirty energy money
- Since 1999, Senator Cornyn has taken $2,088,885 in dirty energy money
- Since 1999, Senator Vitter has taken $1,201, 024 in dirty energy money
- Since 1999 Senator Boozman has taken $221,477 in dirty energy money
- Since 1999 Senator Coburn has taken $416,559 in dirty energy money
- Since 1999 Senator Hutchison has taken $1,035,364 in dirty energy money
What I find most interesting is that none of these six GOP Paid Industry Protectors mention that Activist Judge Trey Loftin who repeatedly ruled in favor of Range, recused himself after taking campaign contributions from Range and it’s lawyers and making public comments about the case in violation of the rules of judicial conduct. I haven’t seen any GOP Senatorial indignation or any clamoring for an investigation into that whole sordid mess.
I also haven’t heard anything from Mr. Subpoena himself, David Poole, Senior VP and General Council, Range Resources. Wonder what happened to all his threats and his wife’s threats toward Calvin Tillman. It’s been over three months since Tillman’s attorney replied to Poole’s threats. According to Chip at ShaleShock, the score is Tillman 7, Range Resources 0.