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AP: Chevron Influenced Schwarzenegger PlanNahhh. I'm not really shocked. As a matter of fact I would expect nothing less from the over muscled twit.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ambitious plan to reorganize almost every aspect of state government was influenced significantly by oil and gas giant ChevronTexaco Corp., which managed to shape such key recommendations as the removal of restrictions on oil refineries.
Many corporations and interest groups participated in the governor's reform plan -- known as the California Performance Review -- but state records and interviews with the participants show Chevron enjoyed immense success in influencing the report through its array of lobbyists, attorneys and trade organizations
"I've spent the last 30 years trying to heal the wounds of that war and now they're being ripped open again," he said in an interview on CBS's "The Early Show."But then in the same article:
"I think these ads are dishonest and dishonorable," McCain said [previously].
However, he said Kerry's prominent role in the anti-war movement after he returned from Vietnam should be questioned. Kerry led a veterans' group opposed to the war and, during Capitol Hill testimony, said U.S. soldiers committed atrocities with heir commanders' approval.
"What John Kerry did after the war is very legitimate political discussion," McCain said.
“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz
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