Jack E. Caveney of Hinsdale bought a quarter-page-plus ad on the New York Times Op-Ed page today titled “A RATIONAL PLAN TO SOLVE OUR CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF OIL & NATURAL GAS.”
It starts this way:
“The Democrats claim that the oil companies presently are authorized to drill where 80% of our oil and gas resources are located. The fact is that 84% of our continental offshore shelf is off limit to exploration or production. They also claim that we don’t have enough oil and gas resources to solve our petroleum problems.”
It ends this way:
“Senator Obama and his fellow Democratic politicians are supporting our present suicidal policies, which provide financial support to our enemies in the War on Terror and to our Communist opponents while destroying our economy.”
So who is Jack E. Caveney, and how can he afford to buy ads on the New York Times’s Op-Ed page?
“PANDUIT was founded in 1955 by Jack E Caveney in the garage of his Beverly home on Chicago’s South Side,” a company press release says. “In 1960, PANDUIT established its current operations in Tinley Park in a newly built 10,000 square foot facility. The business has grown to encompass 750,000 square feet in Tinley Park and over 2,000,000 square feet of facilities globally.
“PANDUIT is a leading, world-class developer and provider of innovative networking and electrical solutions. For more than 50 years, PANDUIT has engineered and manufactured end-to-end solutions that assist its customers in the deployment of the latest technologies. Global expertise and strong industry relationships make PANDUIT a valuable and trusted partner dedicated to delivering technology-driven solutions and unmatched service.”
Although it could be his son, Jack E. Jr., who is Panduit’s chairman and CEO.
In either case, one of them was also a donor of $125,000 to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. And the whole family appears to be GOP donors.