Skip to comments.Rep. John Hall Plays Party Favorite (NY District 19)
Posted on 07/08/2010 7:40:24 AM PDT by Raquel
Shameless is the best way to describe Democrat Rep. John Hall who takes a whack at his Republican opponent Nan Hayworth (Congressional District 19) in this video advertisement that accuses Hayworth of being an apologist for BP. What did Hayworth do to warrant this charge? She set forth a position at her campaign website regarding energy exploration on land and sea using the best, environmentally sound technology, and (all of a sudden) according to Hall, she is a cheerleader for BP.
BP is the British owned energy company that suffered a fatal explosion on or about April 22, causing an oil spill in the Gulf Mexico that dwarfs the 1989 Exxon spill at Alaskas Prince William Sound. One difference between the two disasters is the Exxon rig had a finite amount of oil to spill, whereas at the Gulf of Mexico, vulnerable oil is vast, continuous, and spilling at the rate of millions of gallons a day.
Nan Hayworth responding with a video advertisement decrying Hall (rightfully so) for spending tax payer dollars to fund his campaign with glossy literature and misleading advertisements, Hayworth does a little whacking of her own.
(Excerpt) Read more at raquelokyay.com ...
John Hall, formerly of the band Orleans.
The title song of his album "Power" is an anti-nuclear screed:
Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But won't you take all your atomic poison power away
Well, guess who is in favor of nuclear power now that he is in Congress? John "Was I a hypocrite then or am I one now?" Hall.
I guess if the French get 70% of their electricity from nuclear power, then it's tres cool for us as well.
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