Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Blankenship Sues Manchin: Let's Get Ready to Rumble

Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship filed a federal civil rights suit today against Governor Joe Manchin in US District Court in Charleston alleging that Manchin violated Blankenship's free speech rights when he threatened to subject Massey Energy to stricter scrutiny during the Pension Bond Amendment special election last month.

Blankenship does not mince words and truly speaks softly while carrying a big stick. This suit targets Manchin both in his official capacity and personally. Manchin is a multimillionaire with a lot at stake if he loses. Let's get ready to rumble!!!