T. Boone Pickens, the well-known oil tycoon, has of late been promoting wind power as an alternative to oil as a source of energy. He was quoted in an article that discussed America’s vast resources of wind as describing the Midwest as the “Saudi Arabia of Wind.” Personally, I can’t think of anyplace that’s a more reliable source of typhoons of hot air than the U.S. Congress. As overpaid as most of those buffoons currently are, I’m grateful that they’re not paid by the word.