Pickens Having Trouble Talking Wind With GOP

10/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lobbying for his plan to sharply ramp up renewables, the billionaire oilman has been brought face to face with the Big Energy Lie -- the absurd notion that either John McCain or the Republicans in Congress actually believe in an "all of the above" energy policy.

In my interview with Pickens last month, he was able to offer only the blandest reply to a question pointing out that Dems back renewables but the GOP doesn't: "So let me ask you, how do we, how do we get Republicans to support that kind of investment in renewables." See his rambling answer here "Pickens in a pickle: He embraces progressive policies but not progressive politicians."

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