Duke Brooks (old friend from school forty years ago) comments on my piece about the Koch brothers’ sponsorship of PBS’s NOVA: “I have heard that the Koch brothers speak very highly of you, by the way.”
Ha! You’re kidding, of course — though I’ve heard that I actually am in fact on the radar screen of big oil – not that that’s a good thing. The other day a guy from South Carolina called me and said, “Craig, your name’s come up twice in the last 24 hours, so I thought I’d give you a call and introduce myself.” He went on to explain, “(One of these incidents) was a conference call among the executive team at Shell Oil.”
“Holy mackerel,” I replied. “I can’t begin to imagine what they were saying about me. I bet it isn’t exactly gushing with praise; I haven’t been too kind to the oil industry.”
Unfortunately, he couldn’t remember what they were saying, or at least claimed he couldn’t. I shudder to think.