Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Blankenship goes down

I'm convinced that within the next two or three months Don Blankenship,  the retired head of Massey Energy, will be criminally indicted.  US Attorney Booth Goodwin has been working his way up, indicting and convicting one subordinate after another.  

The Justice Department's assertion that they are going after a conspiracy makes no sense without Blankenship indicted.  There were DADS Root Beer mugs at many Massey mines.  DADS stood for "Do as Don Says," and that's exactly what his subordinates did. 

If Blankenship is indicted and convicted, Goodwin will be so popular that he will likely be the Democratic candidate for the US Senate in 2014.  He will have the chance to become the new political force that West Virginia desperately needs.