Friday, November 11, 2005
Even in the wake of obscene profits and sky-high gas prices, oil executives called to testify before the Senate Energy and Commerce Committees were given a pass by Republican Senator Ted Stevens on swearing the same oath to tell the truth that any average person would be required to swear if they had to testify. Are U.S. Senators so cozy with the overpaid oil industry execs that they can't even force an indignity like raising your right hand and swearing to tell the whole truth? It's bad enough that Big Oil does not make the sacrifices the rest of us have in this time of crisis, but now they won't even be required to sacrifice some face and swear to tell the truth?