Al Franken Berates T. Boone Pickens

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on July 31, 2009 12:41 pm

Wind turbines, good.  T. Boone Pickens, bad.  That was the message that came out of a weekly policy lunch on Thursday, as T. Boone Pickens, the Texas oilman who has reinvented himself as a wind-power champ, met with leading Democrats.  Al Franken, on-hand for the lunch, was approached by the billionaire Pickens.  Franken did not stand upon introduction and immediately started scolding T. Boone for his financing of the Swift Boat attack ads against John Kerry in 2004.  The ads were straight-up bottom-of-the-barrel dirt politics.  Franken was on-hand to remind Mr. Pickens of just that…

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