He spoke with Katie Couric on CBS news last night, and he answered that question, and he said no. Tooo bad. But then I would like to see him be president. RE ELECT AL GORE. And Obama could be vice president. And Hillary could be Health Education and WElfare.
I'm not so UN-sure that the Democrats won't maybe do the right thang at the last minute and nomanate: VP Gore as their Presidential Canadate, with Obama being in at the VP Spot!
That would solve lotz problems for them, and the Country. including what has now become a sore point for the Obama team - 1st Lady.
(Which, by-the-way, I think 1st Lady Laura Bush has been the Saving Grace of this Adminstration! Demonstrates how visible, and important the position of 1st Lady is.
She's more visible than VP "Darth Vader"* *Hillary Clinton's NickName for VP Cheaney. lol)!
Oh, but it would be awesome for Pickens to be seen supporting Al Gore, or the other way around. It plays well in Washington and it's great for television. The union of ideological opposites! The Plan's bipartisan appeal would get a definite boost in credibility. And ultimately, what we want is for this to be enacted as some sort of national energy policy.
Gore's lies are not achievable and not in the best interest of the country, that's why he doesn't live by what he preaches. It's about impovershing the country as a sort of tax to make people more beholden to his influence.
PickensPlan is realistic, long, slow, hard work but doable and time is critical. At an equitable rate, he simply intends to accelerate utilization of known technology to increase domestic supply of energy. That's it, 5 minutes on a white board to educate the country how huge the issue is.
Gore tries to convince people to burden themselves with less productivity in the name of progress. You have to see the diachotomy. This does not add up to a stronger U.S.!!
MR. PICKENS, YOU NEED TO CLARIFY YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GORE VERY SOON. I'VE READ THE NATIONAL JOURNAL INTERVIEW OVER AND OVER. YOU DISTANCED YOURSELF FROM GORE A FEW TIMES, EVEN SAID NO ONCE TO THE NOTION OF HIM BEING ENERGY CZAR AND THEN KIND OF HALF HEARTEDLY SAID MAYBE LIKE YOU WERE TIRING OF THE SUBJECT. YOU MUST CLEAR THIS UP.
Maybe a bigger challenge than the turbines, the Pickens Plan might be able to educate the country on the real facts of our and world energy facts. People are sold universally on PV, people think solar cars are reasonable, technical people know these aren't so. There are answers but they aren't in people being conned into wasting their money and lives to fulfill some scumbag's (Gore's) dream!
Enough with the venomous partisan nonsense! It's time we stepped away from personality conflicts that keep us from reaching the sort of broad consensus that will be necessary to advance a revolutionary energy policy. This isn't about Gore, Pickens or someone we haven't yet been introduced to. It's about putting in place a framework that rewards investment in clean and renewable power. Achieving this politically will take a concerted bipartisan effort.
We have joined your effort to reduce U.S. dependency on imported oil and gas and, in that connection, are presenting you with a method for increasing the efficiency of present natural gas usage, as it relates to fertilizer production in the United States.
Our plan is proven to increase nitrogen delivery efficiency by more than 40%, compared to currently-used methods of creating dry chemical fertilizers and dumping them on the ground.
What we are offering you is a simultaneous solution to (1) Homeland Security, (2) Agriculture, (3) Environmental concerns, and (4) Economic Stimulus and Development concerns, which are of increasing interest to all Americans.
What we have to offer is a 100% environmentally “green” liquid fertilizer manufacturing installation and processes, along with patented formulae, which produce liquid ecological fertilizers (N-P-K, plus micro elements) using common non-toxic mineral compounds.
The formulations do NOT, per se, include any organic materials. However, here in Europe, these formulations are so ecologically friendly ("green") that they are certified for use in "organic" farming operations.
These machines produce N-P-K fertilizers WITHOUT EVER using dangerous, explosive, Ammonium Nitrate. Accordingly, you will find that a broad deployment of these machines, throughout our nation can be a big help in the "War On Terror", since they form the basis of restricting Ammonium Nitrate to a very very few, large industrial farm operations. As such, terrorists will have a much harder time making Oklahoma City-styled bombs.
We have erected a pilot facility (for sales purposes, so as to not give away formulae secrets during actual operations) near the city of Buzau (about 100 km from Bucharest). We are prepared to allow close inspection of this facility by you or your designated representatives and/or by the United States government in Bucharest, which could confirm any and all claims we make about this enterprise for anyone interested.
We are requesting that you or someone you trust undertake a “fact-finding” trip to Romania to witness the machinery and the processes after an initial evaluation by the aforementioned appropriate local representatives of the U.S. government who are presently in Bucharest.
Thereafter, we would ask you to seriously consider corporate sponsorship of a deployment of these machines along your proposed wind generation corridor (as spelled-out in the Pickens Plan). Thereafter, we ask that you propose legislation back in the Congress, which would place these machines in service throughout the United States in sufficient numbers and in broad enough distribution (as to area) so as to support subsequent legislation to strictly curtail and limit access to Ammonium Nitrate fertilizers, as a measure to assist in “the War on Terror”. The machines and processes are needed because, until now, no large-scale, commercially-viable alternative existed to Ammonium Nitrate fertilizers.
Only with a nation-wide mandate to increase efficiency in nitrogen delivery, such as can be achieved by the large-scale use of these machines, can the aforementioned 40+ % increase in natural gas use efficiency be had, as it relates to natural gas use in fertilizer production.
With these machines, you eliminate a readily-available explosive from the public domain. This does not even touch the other benefits to be had from these remarkable fertilizers.
In the spirit of patriotism, we are prepared to work with you to ensure that costs for deployment of this technology is not prohibitive and also does not run counter to either good business or the National Interests of the United States.
Specifically, we offer to train trainers here in Romania and there, in the United States, once domestic production is funded and, otherwise, fully supported.
We have all information at the ready to support our proposal, immediately. Please contact us, directly, for more specific information.
Think how many people would be put to work simply manufacturing the machinery (places like closed shipyards or other facilities closed during a recent economic slowdown would be perfect, for example).
We hope to hear from you or from someone of equal vision for a more energy self-sufficient future for the United States.
While we would rather keep this simple and deal, exclusively, with one man of vision and means, we are prepared, in any case, to license those who might wish to use our inventions on some lesser scale.
Thomas L. Ketchum, Jr.
and Elena M. Ketchum
SC Thopy7 SRL
Strada Dr. Ion Nanu Muscel, Nr. 13, Ap. 3