I thought Entergy’s Hangover-laden presentation had the quotes of the week. But Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) just topped it.
Politico has the amazing story:
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has thought of a novel way for oil industry executives to protest her party’s attacks on their federal subsidies: Pack up your things and go elsewhere.
“I don’t think the oil executives would ever do this, but if I were one of them, I would be tempted to just shut off the spigots and go elsewhere and maybe America could run everything on solar power for the next decade or two and see what happens,” Landrieu told POLITICO.
Really, Senator, ya think Big Oil won’t turn off the spigot that enriches them?
The overwhelming majority of Democrats in the Senate don’t think taxpayers should keep engorging Big Oil’s record profits and understand “eliminating the tax breaks would slash the deficit by $21 billion over the next decade.” But for Landrieu, any talk of trying to make the most profitable industry in the country pay its fair share as the deficit is reduced — rather than, say, the middle class and poor — means the industry needs to take its ball and go home. Let those tree-huggers fend for themselves.
As the song goes, It’s hard out here for a … person shilling for Big Oil.
Finally, a quick search on CP reveals just what a flip-flop this is from the Louisiana Senator:
- Landrieu on BP Disaster: Oil’s “time has come and is moving past us, and the transition to clean renewable energy is one our country has to begin immediately.”