...don't even ignore 'em.
-- Samuel Goldwyn

Friday, August 05, 2005

Lobbying: the ultimate hype.

Well, maybe not. A headline like this is hype. I'll have to think about what the ultimate hype might be. Maybe we haven't seen it yet. Where was I? Oh, yes. Tom Friedman's column on the new energy bill and all the solutions it doesn't contain is an excellent example of how a columnist provides news and detail on it, and perspective, while he's presenting a position on how things ought to be. Friedman says the new energy bill Congress has passed is the "sum of all lobbies." I agree. We must wake up. We're in several crises, and a couple of wars. It's time to get serious. I can't believe it's in business's interest to stay in denial. We need a leader.

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