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Pombo up for adoption?

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Monday, August 14th, 2006 at 9:35 am in congressional district 11.

Here’s a laugh-out-loud column written by Daryl Lease in Sarasota, New York.

He’s written a spoof involving a telemarketing call where BP — the oil company — seeks folks willing to shell out $100 a month and adopt a pig, a smart pig, one of those remote devices that inspects the insides of pipes. Corrosion recently forced BP to close portions of its Prudhoe Bay pipeline.

One of the pigs is named after, you guessed it, Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, an open dig on the congressman’s view that relying on on a few pipelines helps drive up prices and the public should allow oil companies to expand their operations.

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