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.' "No question Dicky Pombo (CA-11) is a visionary. Fortunately, he's not a senator quite yet.
"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."