We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Feinstein Scandal is the biggest we've seen in a long time. We are looking at billions in an obvious conflict-of-interest case - and all that has happened is that she resigned from a subcommittee after she got caught.
Will the magic "D" after her name protect her? If she were an "R", how big would this story be?
The fact you're looking for, Art, is that Halliburton has been very successfully vilified.
Folks should really look at the record.
Starting with, Halliburton gets these sort of jobs because only Halliburton can DO these sorts of jobs.
Next, context the few lower-level billing scandals, in terms of total volume of business, and in terms of the eagle-eye scrutiny every Hal twitch gets.
As far as Cheney, okay, unfortunate coincidence that the VP used to head up the world's only international infrastructure-builder/repairer that can also understand all phases of oilfield needs, and can deliver the know-how, equipment, and labor force.
Lastly--most importantly, look at their (highly scrutinized) books--look at their ROE for the OIF related work.
THEN, you will have de-toxed off the MSM propaganda.
Not meaning to be rude, retriever, I still luvya!
Kind words anonymous. I have a dreadful tendency to make sweeping statements and pronounce on the basis of instinct.
Swamped at work, about to lead a new bible study for teenaged girls today, then off to my own bible study and somehow supervise my own kid's confirmation essay, and get to field teenagers, comments about politicians ..So sorry for starting something I can't finish. Try motivating cynical kids! I keep telling them about the foul regimes I lived under in Latin America, and how this is a paradise by comparison.
Oops--I just noted that I've made two posts as "Anonymous". Must be the virus program i ran last night--killed the form-fills. I'd leave 'em alone as "Anonymous" except that the site already has a regular named "Anonymous" and i don't want to bollix her persona.
Halliburton is vilified because of their success - the most successful omni-competent engineering company in the world. As the Kayet speech explains, the Left instinctively hates and is suspicious of success.
Hence equivalent hatred of WalMart, oil companies, etc etc.