WATCHING WASHINGTON WASHINGTON QUOTEBOOK
With Patrick Crow To the dismay of Oil & Gas Journal writer/editors, not all we write is printed. And the first things cut are quotes that may be unusual or funny but don't add anything to a story. However, they can add up to an occasional column. For example: Ted Eck, chief economist for Amoco Corp., opened his testimony at an energy security hearing with this explanation: "I'm sorry I'm late. I got lost. Economists do that frequently."