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August 30, 2014

Sledge Railroads Bureaucrats

Roland Sledge has had it with ineffectual bureaucrats who lack the common sense that God gave geese. And he’s not afraid to singe a few nose hairs with his campaign ad:

Sledge wants desperately to join the three-member panel of the Railroad Commission of Texas — which these days deals mostly with oil and gas issues — in order to “thwart Washington’s ambitions.”

“I plan to bring extensive industry experience to the Railroad Commission to combat the Obama Administration’s continued attempts to break the authority of the [renewable portfolio standards] through the EPA and it’s ever growing myriad of job-killing regulations, rules and laws,” the career energy exec asserts on his website.

Sledge knows all about the bureaucracy, having toiled as a trial attorney for the then-Federal Power Commission (now Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) from 1974 to 1977 before using the revolving door to gain entrée to the American Gas Association (1977-1978).

But that ain’t him no more.

“I have no desire to seek higher office, and if elected, will end my oil and gas career as a Railroad Commissioner,” Sledge pledges on his website.

We are sure he isn’t fibbing, lest he find himself relegated to that special place reserved for fence-defilers and truth-stretchers (and rage-aholic Chihuahuas):

Sledge is running for the post currently held by gubernatorial appointee Buddy Garcia. A Railroad Commission of Texas aide told HOH that Garcia will not seek re-election this November.

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