ENVIRONMENT
08/12/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Oilman T. Boone Pickens: "A Fool With A Plan"

As a Texas oilman and major contributor to the Republican Party, you've just launched yourself, at 80, into green stardom by devising an energy plan that relies mainly on wind power. How does it feel to be in the company of Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi and other leading Democrats? If they're on my side, that's good. We're working on a nonpolitical venture here.

Why do you think your energy plan is superior to others' plans?
My dad once said to me, "Son, a fool with a plan can beat a genius with no plan." I've used that here in this plan that I have -- I'm the only one with a plan. Nobody else has a plan.

What about President Bush's plan? Just last month he lifted the executive ban on drilling for oil in offshore areas. Yeah, but that's not going to fix our problem. I don't call that a plan. You've got to cut the imports, because if you're importing 70 percent of your oil, you have a security problem. Can you imagine how crippled the country would be if you had it cut off?

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