In 2004, being fed up with Congress and the Bush administration, I made financial contributions to the special elections campaigns of Stephanie Herseth and Ben Chandler, and to the general election campaign of John Barrow. They all voted no on HCR. Live and learn.
Under newly elected president George W Bush, however, Unocal snuck back into the game and, as early as January 2001, was cozying up to the Taliban yet again, this time supported by a star-studded governmental cast of characters, including undersecretary of state Richard Armitage, himself a former Unocal lobbyist. The Taliban were duly invited back to Washington in March 2001 via Rahmatullah Hashimi, a top aide to "The Shadow," the movement's leader Mullah Omar.
Which secret would you go to the Supreme Court to protect?
Where was this torture issue on your list of priorities during the GE? Did you expect a president that would do everything the way you would like? I'd be happy with 50% and I figure I'm getting closer to 75%. Believe it or not there are people who voted for him who don't have a problem with this. Otherwise he would have ended up like John Kerry.
I don't think so but I would tell him or her what I just said. And of course I would try to sell the business first though that's not a real possibility at the moment. I might even try to sell to one or more of my employees. I know there is some interest there already. I'm just too old and have run things my way for too long to start messing with a union.