If Pera came out hard against the Machine, I'd feel some sympathy for him. He doesn't. He blames Bush for the high price of gas instead. So, am I to believe Pera would be ok with BP's refining Canadian crude in Indiana? (Which I bet BP will take --with the new jobs-- to Toledo instead.) It's more shortage of refineries than gas we confront.
Is he for more nuclear, more coal, more refiniers --in whose backyard?
It's a little hard to get fired up with him on this one. If he's a progressive fighting the machine, I'd like to see more progressive fight out of him about the machine --police brutality for instance; not gas.
HT Prairie State Blue
Update: From Pera's Website, where he stands on issues. Thanks to a comment from Crash Dev. Find the link in the comments.
By any measure or standard, the strategy for war in Iraq has been a failure.It's Winter 2007 now.
Experts ranging from sitting and retired generals to diplomats and scholars acknowledge that there is no purely military solution to the conflict, and that the battle will only be won with political solutions.
Mark believes that Congress should mandate a pull-out of our troops beginning in the Fall of 2007 [Baar's emphasis] and should also place a cap on funding to accomplish that goal.
If Iraq that important an issue (I think it is) shouldn't Pera's site say something like we should have been out since Fall 2007, so Out Now!.
That's the slogan I recall from Student Mobilization Committee days.
It's gotta be important enough an issue to at least keep your site current on. More important than this gas video.