Monday, August 14, 2006

Adopt A Pig....It Sure Would Help BP

Funny how the oild companies always seem to be ahead of the curve when it comes to squeezing a profit out of what to anyone else would be disaster. According to this Florida columnist, BP has started an "adopt a pig program." In fact, for a small monthly contribution you can adopt a BP oil line inspection deviced (called a pig) named "Pombo" in honor of one of BP's most stalwart supporters.
"At the moment, I have several pigs available for you to adopt. Let's see now: I have 'Hummer' -- he's a utility pig. Big, hulking fellow. And I have a precocious little smart pig named 'Pombo.' "

"As in -- "

"Yes, sir. He's named in honor of Sen. Richard Pombo, the California Republican who's been a major supporter of our industry."

"And your industry has been most generous to him."

"He's a visionary, sir. I don't know if you've heard, but he says this little Prudhoe leak demonstrates the need for us to diversify our domestic oil supply and begin drilling elsewhere."
No question Dicky Pombo (CA-11) is a visionary. Fortunately, he's not a senator quite yet.