They play tackle football. We still use the little flags with velcro.
John Passacantando, once the executive director of Greenpeace and now an environmental consultant, said that.
He was talking about oil industry lobbyists (tacklers) and environmentalist activists (flag-grabbers). And, specifically, he was lamenting the fact that the American Petroleum Institute just hired grassroots organizer Deryck Spooner away from the Nature Conservancy.
For more info (and some pretty weird quotes from Spooner), read this.
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