Yes, that is my man pictured all the way to the right of that oil rig. Literally……I had no idea this photo existed.  If I had, you would have seen it before…..

I mean, I knew the Senator used to work in the oil and gas business in his youth and I certainly knew his dad was a successful geologist. Yet,  I had no idea there was any sort of photo documentation of this time in his life and I love it! Seriously, where has he been hiding this stuff!

For those of you who don’t know, the energy industry is a hot topic in my great state and a major source of tax revenue and private sector jobs.  We have an abundance of oil and natural gas in Oklahoma and now lots of wind farms are cropping up.  There was also an attempt last year to bring nuclear power in to Oklahoma but it failed down at the marble palace.  (I don’t know about you, but the word nuclear makes me squirm!)

Anyway, in honor of the new format around here and the photo of the Senator on an oil rig…..and because I want to experiment with one of my new features, I am taking a poll!    I’m not sure how this will work, but my analytics tell me I have lots of friends out there…..so, let’s have a little discussion about our Nation’s options when it comes to energy, shall we?

Next, I plan on asking the Senator his thoughts and we’ll come back to this because I think it’s important….and, I have my reasons!


P.S.  A little hint as to how I’ll be voting….  let’s just say I used to dream of driving an electric car when I was little….hmmmmm