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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

LIVE from Denver: Governor Schweitzer fires up the Democratic National Convention

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, whose improbable 2004 victory was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal election cycle, is currently on the stage at the PepsiCenter, firing up the thousands of delegates gathered and waiting to hear from Senator Hillary Clinton, who is due to speak next.

Most of Schweitzer's speech has focused on energy independence.

"At a time of skyrocketing fuel prices, when Americans are struggling to keep their gas tanks full, John McCain voted twenty five times against renewable energy," Schweitzer said, attacking the presumptive Republican nominee.

"Against biofuels. Against solar energy. He even voted against wind energy," Schweitzer continued to loud boos.

Moments later, to a roar of laughter and applause, he declared:

"If you drilled in all of Senator McCain's backyards...even the ones he doesn't know he has...that single proposition is a dry well."

"America needs energy independece," Schweitzer said, as he wrapped up his speech. "The petro dictators will never own American wind and sunshine...We should never again be beholden to their barrels of crude."


Blogger Nichol said...

I'm completely embarrased to have Schweitzer represent Montana at the DNC! During his recent visits to Eastern Montana he tauted that we need to capitalize on the current oil boom. Drill, drill, drill. Hey let's build another refinery! Sound familiar govenor? The majority of Montana's economy is tied into oil, coal and other natural resources. That's how we became known as the "Treasure State". Take that away? Come on he's up for re-election! Get real Schweitzer and stop spinning to people who can't vote you back into your "mansion"!

August 27, 2008 12:21 PM  

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