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Sec of Interior
Kempthorne offers quid pro quo worth
billions of dollars to Louisiana Sen Mary Landrieu
(May 2, 2007)
Washington, DC –
Listen up, girl friends. Blow and saucer yourself a hot cup of Rocket
Java as we recap how the political power game is played in Washington DC.
Prez Bush finds out ex Sec of Interior Gale Norton, Assistant Sec Steven
Griles, and lots of other troopers in the Bureau of Indian Affairs are
sleeping in the same TeePee with convicted bribe artist Jack Abramoff.
Norton retires, Griles is indicted, Abramoff goes to prison.
taps Idaho's ex Gov Dirk Kempthorne to replace Norton who is now busy
working at Shell Oil, one of many oil companies that received millions of
dollars in special interest bennies from Norton while she was Sec of
Interior. Kempthorne's political record in Idaho includes (1)
participating in Boise's $136 million Watergate Scandal, (2) lowering his
property taxes with special Idaho legislation to $19 per year for 14 acres
near multi-million dollar Tamarack Resort, (3) rigging the occupant
selection at the failed Univ Place Water Tower with a secret weighted
co-location factor, and (4) skewing the choice for project management of his
$3 billion -- now $5 -$10 billion -- "Connecting Idaho" GARVEE Highway Plan,
among other questionable political deeds. All of this information, and
much more, was sent certified-return-receipt to various senators at
Kempthorne's Dept of Energy Senate confirmation hearing, including Diane
Feinstein (D-CA), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Democratic Majority Leader Harry
Kempthorne shows up to the Dept of Energy's Senate confirmation hearing with
21 senators and Sly Mary quickly puts a "hold" on Tricky Kempy's
confirmation, saying she would like to receive a billion or two to clean up
her home state of The Blue Bayou after Hurricane Katrina dumped on The Big
Easy and wiped out Bourbon Street. Tricky Kempy winks at Sly Mary, Sly
Mary removes her senate "hold" on Tricky Kempy, and whaddaya know, nobody
asks any job resume questions about Kempthorne's questionable political past
in Ideeho-ho-ho, and he is unanimously confirmed as Sec of the Interior,
head honcho to "manage" ha-ha "manage" millions of acres of offshore oil
months later, right on cue, bingo! Tricky Kempy, out of the clear blue
sky, announces a new 5-year offshore drilling plan worth billions of dollars
over the next 20 years with the bulk of the royalty money going to -- you
guessed it -- the late great state of Louisiana, home of Sly Mary Landrieu.
Other states slated to receive billions of dollars in new offshore oil money
are Alaska, Alabama, Mississippi, and, holy moly, Prez Bush's home state of
Texas where, he too, is coincidentally in the oil business.
wink, thanks for not asking any questions about my less than stellar
political past in Idaho and, oh by the way, here's a couple of billion for
your great state of Louisiana, Mary.
how the political process works, girl friends. from Boise, Idaho to
Washington, DC. Tricky Kempy's quid pro quo
has now been paid and you can bet that Bush's U.S. Prosecutor in Oregon will
probably not indict nor even investigate ex Gov Kempthorne & All The
Governor's Men involved in Boise's $136 million Watergate fiasco. -- FM Duck
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