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The Audacity of the Oilman
A few weeks ago I paused in my channel surfing to catch the tail-end of an interview with T. Boone Pickens. His name was scrawled across the screen and I must admit, it was the name that caught my attention. I have two uncles with similar names, one is called Boone and the other goes by T-Bone. So seeing the name T. Boone on a 24-hour news network was, at first, a bit startling.
After a short while of listening, I was a bit impressed by this mans audacity, his self-assurance and his confidence. But most impressive was sales prowess. He was being interviewed about his new energy plan proposal for the United States, but he wasnt sharing any details not until a later date. The interviewer asked him which presidential candidate he was interested in meeting with to discuss his Pickens Plan. Mr. Pickens, said, I wont meet with either unless I meet with them both at the same time.
Call me a sucker, but that statement made an impression. The oilman is campaigning like a politician. He even has TV ads outlining the problem and suggesting his solutions, not to mention hes been doing the media circuit like hes seeking office, perhaps Secretary of Energy ...