Monday, January 28, 2002

WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR? I'm just wondering what could be found in Cheney's notes that Henry Waxman wouldn't fuss about. But now the GAO is suing for their release. IMO this calls for the dismissal of the head of the GAO, but of course that won't happen.

Anyway, I can't think of a policy that wouldn't benefit *some* energy industry player - there isn't a way to screw them all simultaneously. Heaven forbid that you wouldn't subsidize politically correct power sources like solar and wind - would Cheney get any credit if he tried to eliminate these? Discourage coal use? Listen to the coal miners scream and you'll benefit Enron (not to mention that it's like asking the Arabs not to use petroleum). I don't know that honoring the fed's obligations with the Yucca Mountain depository benefits Enron, but you can bet they'd come up with something. We know Enron liked CO2 limitations - does anybody think that was part of the plan, even in Kyoto? Do you think Cheney favored oil supply policies that increase our dependency on Arab oil?

I'm no lawyer, but I understand a search warrant has to say what is being sought. Can we have some specifics here?

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