Planet Gore

Texas Shakedown

Jesse Jackson has taken his shakedown roadshow to Houston — rechristened the Energy Project for the occasion — no doubt hoping to drum up some “unsolicited” contributions to his Rainbow/PUSH coalition from Big Oil.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is in Houston this week, hosting his second annual energy symposium downtown, not coincidentally as the massive Offshore Technology Conference continues a few miles away.

While industry is focused on the latest drilling trends at OTC, Jackson is calling attention to the lack of women and minorities on corporate boards.
“They know there’s a talent pool for directors that reflects the population,” Jackson told the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board. “But they’ve maintained the old order and the incestuous relationships.”

After Jackson’s attempted shakedown of British Petroleum a couple of years ago, the energy cos probably know that they don’t actually need to make any minority board appointments to make Jesse go away — as long as the check is big enough, or the job for one of his family members cushy enough.
“Incestuous relationships” indeed.

Most Popular

National Security & Defense

In Defense of the Iraq War

Today is the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and Twitter is alive with condemnations of the conflict -- countered by precious few defenses. Yet I believed the Iraq War was just and proper in 2003, and I still believe that today. When Donald Trump condemned the war during the 2015 primary campaign and ... Read More
White House

Mueller Report Delivered to Attorney General

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday evening delivered a report to attorney general William Barr detailing his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Barr will now be tasked with deciding what information from the report ... Read More