Thursday, June 12, 2008

Energy Solutions Has a Congressman

Morgan Bowen (Democratic Candidate - District 1):

Stop Foreign Radioactive Waste!

Several days ago, my wife received a call from Energy Solutions. They wanted to invite me to tour their radioactive waste dump in Clive. They offered to take me from their Salt Lake offices in their “corporate vehicle” and give me a personal tour of their facility. I respectfully and publicly decline their offer. I also ask that they do not donate money to my campaign. I will return it if they do. I do not want to be beholden to a special interest that does not have the best interest of Utah as their objective.

Energy Solutions has a congressman. My opponent has been taking contributions from Energy Solutions even before he became a congressman. It is no wonder that he refuses to sign onto a bill co-sponsored by Jim Matheson to stop foreign nuclear waste from entering into our state. Bishop claims it is a states issue and will not take a position on the Matheson bill. He is dead wrong. I continue to encourage him to take the high road and do what’s right for District 1, Utah, and the rest of our country.

Energy Solutions has their congressman. On November 4th I invite the voters of District 1 to elect a congressman for the rest of us.


  1. So Mr. Bowen won't talk with the enemy?

  2. That's one way to put it.

  3. Yeah, it would seem like taking the opportunity to become educated on nuclear waste would be a good thing. Maybe he can just use his own car, if it makes him feel better.

  4. Yeah -- he could get soooo educated by buying into all their propaganda.

    The best way to get educated is to go to sources that won't profit from giving a rosy and deceptive picture.

  5. So talking to the enemy is buying into their propaganda?

    I guess he should just rely on gloomy and deceptive sources.

  6. Craig, lol.

    And Cameron, you are making a very desperate argument here that in the end just makes you look foolish.

    Big difference between talking to the enemy and letting the enemy fund your campaign for US Congress. Get it now?

    Thanks for playing.

  7. Cameron, you are asserting that Energy Solutions would not be a deceptive source?

    Heh. Heh Heh. HA HA HA HA HAHA HA.

    But seriously...

  8. "They offered to take me from their Salt Lake offices in their “corporate vehicle” and give me a personal tour of their facility."

    This is the line to which I referred. That's not the same as funding a campaign is it?

    Why wouldn't you want to tour the place? I've toured a bottling plant, a hydroelectric dam, and a prison. I guess I'm now beholden to special interests.

    I just thought it was ironic what with all the "talk to the enemy" rhetoric going on right now.

  9. The irony isn't lost on me, Cameron, it's just on two different scales, so therefore not really relevant at all.

    In one corner you have a future congressman refusing to accept a gift (of any kind, even a tour) from a corporation that wants all congresspeople in their pocket.

    On the other hand, you have world leaders refusing diplomacy with other foreign leaders, and instead starting wars.

    The magnitude of cause and effect is missing from your irony.

  10. Wait, I didn't know there was a non gloomy side to nuclear waste. Evidently I've fallen victim to the deception that nuclear waste is a bad thing. Could you explain what I'm missing, because I've always thought that throwing radioactive things in the ground in the hopes that they won't do much harm in the next few thousand years is a bad idea, but again I may have been deceived.

  11. I'm impressed with Mr. Bowen's refusal to be bought.

    Here's a resource that he can use to get educated that won't be tainted by greedy corps trying to sway public opinion:

    Carbon-free and Nuclear-free