Thank You, T. Boone Pickins
David A. Harris
Executive Director, American Jewish Committee
Week of October 27, 2008
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I’ve never met T. Boone Pickens.
Don’t know that I ever will.
So I’d like to take this opportunity, on national radio, to say thank you.
Thank you, Mr. Pickens, for your leadership on energy security.
What a difference you’ve made!
Just look at the election this year.
Both major parties have put energy security near the top of their agenda.
They’re citing your facts.
Everyone now knows that America’s national security, economy, and environment have been endangered by shortsighted energy policies.
But the efforts need to continue.
For one thing, with gas prices currently falling, there’s a risk our nation will lose interest in energy security.
It’s happened before. And we paid a price for it then. Let’s not repeat our mistakes of the past.
For another, during campaigns, politicians make promises. That’s to be expected.
After the elections, our collective job is to hold them to those promises.
Visit ajc.org. Take the AJC energy pledge.
This is David Harris of the American Jewish Committee.