Philadelphia - (Excoriating Mess): The 2000 backing of George W Bush as the GOP's official Big Oil gunslinger has been likened by perennial Democatic presidential wannabe Dennis Kucinich to Exxon Mobil's hiring of Captain Joseph Hazlewood, the drunk behind the Exxon Valdez disaster.
"The GOP knew that this psychopathic dry drunk has serious mental health problems linked to a lifetime of cocaine and alcohol abuse," the Dems' stalwart said in Philadelphia today.
"They placed this relapsed junkie, who they knew was using and drinking in public orifice, in command of an enormous NATO member state, carrying a toxic cargo of bent and twisted military intelligence across treacherous and resource-rich Bedouin oilfields."
Kuninich's words have echoed those of the US District Court judge who awarded damages of $2.5 billion against Exxon Mobil after hearing evidence of their employment of the drunk skipper in charge of the Valdez tanker which caused over $5billion of environmental damage in Prince William Sound in 1989:
"Exxon placed a relapsed alcoholic, who it knew was drinking aboard its ships, in command of an enormous vessel carrying toxic cargo across treacherous and resource-rich waters," was the official adjudication in the Exxon Valdex case, now spookily echoing at a Philadelphia rally where Kucinich has warned about Bush's mental capacities.
"Virtually the same moronic scenario," Kucinich added today.