Monday, December 3, 2007

Eliot Spitzer's Green Distraction

Today, Governor Eliot Spitzer and numerous elected Democrats announced their opposition to the relicensing of the Indian Point nuclear power plant because of the "threat of terrorism."

Yes, the threat of terrorism. From the same freshman Governor who wanted to provide tens of thousands of illegal aliens with driver's licenses, which would have created a new path to another September 11, 2001.

Notwithstanding the fact that the Governor's predecessor George Pataki appeased virtually every carbon-counting green kook left in the state, what are New Yorkers supposed to do to meet their energy needs?

Eliot Spitzer's party is the reason why the United States has not built a new oil refinery in thirty years. Eliot Spitzer's party opposes drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In fact, there is likely not a single, solitary square foot in the United States and our coastal waters where the party of Eliot Spitzer would drill for oil.

Eliot Spitzer's party opposes the excavation of coal. Eliot Spitzer's party opposes the construction of wind farms because the Kennedys and other wealthy families believe they're eye-sores. If it were up to the Luddites in Eliot Spitzer's party, New Yorkers would be rubbing two wooden sticks together to stay warm.

This announcement has nothing to do with terrorism or nuclear power. It's about raw politics. Governor Spitzer continues to grovel before the hard Democrat left as his character and competence are questioned in the wake of using the State Police in an attempt to destroy the career of Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno.

Govenor Spitzer's ethics, or lack thereof, and the sleazy behavior of his top aides will be in the public spotlight for at least another year, at a minimum. The Governor needs to create as many distractions as possible. Attacking Indian Point is one distraction among many to come.

Chichester Edits Statements For Accuracy

Governor Spitzer in Nick Paumgarten's New Yorker profile:

"I went up to Albany with the avowed purpose of changing the way things were done (I went up to Albany with the avowed purpose to fail to complete my first term in office). Some of the folks there don’t want us to do that (Some of the folks there don't have my collection of Haldemans, Ehrlichmans and other future felons; they're such children) . . . And so anybody who thought it was going to be pretty—and I’ll say something now that I probably shouldn’t (I say ten or twelve things every day I probably shouldn't).

"It's not because I've had two sips of wine (when I have a full glass of wine there's usually another investigation and grand jury on the way). Editorial boards desperately want reform but yet desperately don’t want the discomfort of seeing people fighting. And so there is a sort of a schizophrenia . They see us fighting and they say, ‘Can’t you guys get along?’ Well, the answer is, you know, maybe not (I won't be attending Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo's Inauguration on January 1, 2011).

A Thug's Life

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Chichester Illustrated: Ron Paul's Supporters

Note: At this site, you can buy your candidate the same high-quality, white canvass model that you enjoy (it looks like you may need to speak a Slavic language since it's located in a Kiev laboratorium, which is the perfect place for you).

Uh, Cleaning, You Know, Up Hillary's Quotes

Her quote wasn't reported accurately by the print media, yet again, but when asked if Senator Obama's lack of character was a factor in the race, Senator Clinton said:

". . . it's beginning to look a lot like that. You know, it really is. Where you can't get a straight answer on health care; where somebody who runs on, uh, uh, ethics, and, and, uh, you know, not taking money from certain people is found out to have at least skirted, if not violated the FEC rules."