June 8, 2010
Love Story, written by Eric Segal in 1970, was a tear jerker. Maybe one of the biggest of all time.
What do James Joyce, BP Chief Tony Hayward, and John Kerry have in common?
James Joyce is the Major League Baseball (yes, Major League) umpire who blew the call last week ruining the Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga’s opportuntity for a page in the annals of baseball history. Prior to last week, very few baseball fans really knew who Galarraga was.
Prior to April 20, very few people knew who Tony Hayward was either. But, now that we do, we know that he wants “his life back.”
And, on to Senator John Kerry and Joe Lieberman. They too (or two) could make history as well. Unlike Galarraga, who was given a new Chevrolet Corvette by GM for the outstanding performance, the time has come for Kerry and Lieberman to sheppard an effective renewable and clean energy policy through the Senate. They could earn the award of MVP’s of 2010.
Joyce and Hayward have said that they’re sorry. Kerry and Lieberman are trying to ensure they never need to. We need an energy policy, and need it now!
As we learned last week, baseball has no do-overs. When the call is made, the call is made. In offshore drilling or onshore refining, when an explosion occurs—ask 11 families—there is no one saying we should have done it differently.
Do we need more evidence than watching the gushing oil on spill cam during the daily news? Now is the time to act. To adopt a new energy policy in 5 or 10 years will likely result in many sorrys. There is no do-over on this playing field.