July 30th, 2008
03:41 PM ET
6 years ago

Sebelius appears with T. Boone Pickens

Sebelius is considered a top VP pick.
Sebelius is considered a top VP pick.

(CNN) - With the vice presidential selection process perhaps nearing its end, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kansas, appeared with a high profile Republican guest Wednesday.

Sebelius, thought to be a possible choice as Barack Obama’s running mate, introduced T. Boone Pickens at a town hall in Topeka that focused on his new energy plan.

“We have a crisis in America, no question,” the Democratic governor told the crowd, “It’s pretty simple to understand. We’re borrowing money from China to import 70 percent of oil, much of it from nations that don’t like us very much. And when we burn it, it harms out planet. Now, if that doesn’t seem like a lose-lose-lose situation to you.”

Pushing the Pickens proposal, Sebelius said, “I think we’re right in the middle of a big hole..when you’re in a hole, you stop digging.”

Pickens is calling for an investment plan to make wind and natural gas the main sources of energy in the United States. He told The Hill this week, “I’ll vote for McCain. But I’m not working on his campaign….I don’t see a plan by either Obama or McCain that is going to solve the $700 billion problem. Neither one of them address that.”

But he had words of praise for Sebelius, saying, “you know it, but you have a fabulous governor. Smart, working for Kansas, and highly intelligent.”


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Do it yourself

    This is great...

    Pickens is set to line his pockets on this deal... keep an eye on this one!

    July 30, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  2. Canadian black man for Obama.

    Once a man twice a child,.This is Senator McCain second childish behavour. McCain is now behaving like a child with his ad attacks.

    To compare a fellow senator popularity as a celeb without real contrast with the celebrities in question, is very childish.

    When will McCainflip flop goind to learn?

    July 30, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  3. kim hussein taylor portland, oregon

    “It’s pretty simple to understand. We’re borrowing money from China to import 70 percent of oil, much of it from nations that don’t like us very much. And when we burn it, it harms out planet. Now, if that doesn’t seem like a lose-lose-lose situation to you.”

    amen sister!!!

    i dont think very many americans know any of this stuff. you have to take a test to drive or get through school, you should have to take a test to vote, b/c too many idiots vote with zero REAL knowledge! they should have to take a test to become parents too, our gene pool needs some SERIOUS cleaning!

    July 30, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  4. Charles

    . I heard that McCain was going to scrap his energy plan and adopt The Pickens Plan. Well at least then he would have a plan. I dont think Obama or McCain have much of a plan at all. lol. I think both candidates along with congress should adopt Mr. Pickens the Pickeneplan is the best plan out there right now, as far as energy is concerned

    July 30, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  5. tigerakabj

    And I hope she can be a fabulous VP for Obama so we can keep this White House for a generation, cuz that's how long it's going to take to clean up Bush's crap.

    Obama/Sebelius 2008/2012.

    July 30, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  6. Anna Colburn

    Hope there are no OLD jokes about this lady...
    or Biden, or.....
    That would make all the old and senile comments about McCain appear without merit and politically biased.

    But Obama supporters are not like that. NEVER!

    yeah, CNN I know...I am subject to MODERATION.
    politic as usual
    blah.

    July 30, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  7. chris in va.

    Who?

    July 30, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  8. Jenna

    Pickens is for drilling and so our 70% of the population. He is also for solar energy, he has it right just like John McCain.

    July 30, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  9. Marcus B

    Hello Madame Vice President!!!

    OBAMA/SEBELIUS 2008-2012!!!

    July 30, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  10. Ed

    Sebelius who???

    July 30, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  11. jay

    I like this Kathleen Sebelius woman for VP.I think i also like her as to just look at ,no disrespect- she's kinda of hot for her age.

    July 30, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  12. GERRY

    HOPE SHE IS ON THE VP SHORT LIST. WOULD BALANCE THE TICKET AND WOULD BE ONE HECK OF A TICKET. THE FIRST BLACK AMERICAN AS PRESIDENT ALONG WITH THE FIRST FEMALE IN THE VP SPOT.
    LOVE IT... LOVE IT...LOVE IT

    July 30, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  13. mwm

    his plan is very similar to obama's.perhaps an oilman with a heart.a man who recognizes a need for hope and change.not like those using their oil profits to prop up republican military juntas.

    July 30, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |