Sunday, February 26, 2006

Okay, Brian Schweitzer finally made it to '60 Minutes'

I'm ecstatic that Governor Schweitzer finally received national network coverage. Not that I am un-biased, but winning the governorship in redstate Montana deserved an episode itself. But I guess Schweitzer's 'squeaker' of a victory (4 percentage points) in no way compared to Bush's mandate and his resulting 'loads' of political capital.

Was it just me who found it disconcerting to see images of Hitler and his goons plus South African blacks being beaten by thugs in a Schweitzer feature? Sure it was a combo Schweitzer/energy cepisode but was it that important to feature visuals of Nazis and racists? The editor of this production dropped the ball.

And what about Stahl wrinkling her pretty little nose over the smell of coal production? Hell, I've smelled far worse at multiple spots in New York City! Lesley has to get out of that CBS building more often and away from the Upper East Side.

All in all, I see it as a big positive. A national audience in primetime on a top-rated show is hard to garner.

Gotta get me a border collie,



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coal to diesel as a solution is pie in the sky. As his evidence that it is practical, Gov Schweitzer talks about the only two countries who have ever done it, Nazi Germany and Apartheid South Africa. The Governor is courting Sasol to build a plant in Montana. Sasol built it's plants with the support and subsidies of the apartheid regime, with apartheid labor.
Have you looked into the environmental, labor, safety and human rights reecord of Sasol?

February 26, 2006 9:05 PM  
Anonymous clare boothe lucid said...

came to your blog when I googled the govrenor on 'choice'

many in the progressive blogosphere have suggested your candidate throw down a little state money and stage an alternative-Sturgis week in your state - in response to the recent SD decision on forced pregnancy

I am not politically saavy, certainly it could unnecessarily start a spitting contest w/ your neighbors - on the other hand, if successful, could bring lots of money and 'bright lights' to your state

just wondering . . .

February 28, 2006 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, let me see if I get this straight:

If we don't "sequester" the CO2 from this "new" process, then it produces TWICE as much greenhouse gas as regular petroleum.

Governor Schweitzer wants to use the CO2 from his new technology for "enhanced oil recovery," e.g. pumping it in the ground so that oil companies can get, you guessed it, MORE OIL! Which is then put into cars and burned, which creates CO2 and... you get the idea.

We're using this process to produce more oil. That's what it does.

I don't know if you are in Montana or not, but it was 70 degrees here yesterday. Not my idea of a Montana February.

January was our warmest on record. The glaciers in Glacier National Park will be gone by mid-century.

It's time for agressive action on climate change, and this does not move us forward at all. I don't see how this is a progressive idea.

I really like Schweitzer. I don't understand why he's making this his one-trick pony.

P.S. The former assistant secretary of energy under President Clinton is calling this coal to diesel the "worst idea ever."

I good site for more in-depth information on this is

February 28, 2006 2:51 PM  

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