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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Following The Marcellus Money

How a natural-gas tycoon tapped into Corbett

June 29, 2011|By WILL BUNCH,

IN THE OIL-AND-GAS business, it's called a wildcat well - when a prospector takes a big risk drilling deep in an unexplored area.

In 2004, a flamboyant Oklahoma City multimillionaire took out his hefty checkbook for what you could call the political equivalent of a wildcat well - and he struck a gusher, right here in Pennsylvania.

The $450,000 in campaign checks that energy mogul Aubrey McClendon wrote that fall helped elect a man he said he'd never even met - a relatively obscure GOP candidate for Pennsylvania attorney general, Tom Corbett. More...


Anonymous said...

Big deal ! Look in the white house! Anyone who thinks that fool wasn't bought and paid for is a fool too!

Anonymous said...

... tapped into Corbett

sounds a bit kinky to me if you want to know the truth

Anonymous said...

wow it seems the media trys and trys to cut Corbett down. but just when people think hes a terrible Governor they remember rendell and what a piece of sleazy crap he was. then they smile and say keep up the good work Corbett!

Anonymous said...

Is this such a surprise? Most of these politicians are in it for the cash. This is how they are all so damn rich - many of which are millionaires! Really? How can this be - here's one fine example. And poster #1, you're absolutely right. He's been paid for a few times now.

Bear Hunter said...

Will Bunch writes for the Daily News and he is as left as left can be. Don't let him get to you, because he is great at doing that.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a coincidence... Large campaign contributions to Corbett in 2004. Chesapeake now largest gas company in PA and Corbett stalling for so long on an impact fee for drillers... hmmmmm....

Yep, I'm sure it is just a coincidence~ ROFLMAO~

Anonymous said...

Adults, like babies smile when they got tummy gas.

Anonymous said...

I know Corbett gives me gas... And i ain`t smiling....