Monday, June 30, 2008

US Supreme Court Loves Exxon

Thanks to investigative reporter Greg Palast for reminding us, amidst all the fuss over the US Supreme Court's recent big cases in the news - the gun rights case, and the Guantanamo detainees' habeas corpus case, among others - that the US Supreme Court just gave a huge gift, worth about $2 billion, to Exxon this past week: Greg Palast: Court Rewards Exxon for Valdez Oil Spill.

Yes, we knew it wasn't just our President, Vice President, and the other oilmen and women of the White House who were taking part in the big orgy with Big Oil. The Congress has long been in on the lovefest as well, although it has a much more discreet relationship with Big Oil - a relationship which tends to be especially discreet, if not outright deceptive, in election years. But now it seems a majority on the US Supreme Court, and not just oilman Dick Cheney's hunting partner on the Court, have joined in publicly kissing Exxon's ass (and boy does that ass stink!)

Well, at least there's one thing all three branches of our government seem to agree on.

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