I’m watching TV tonight when here comes an emotionally manipulative ad about this old couple--the man gets cancer, gets some affliction that costs him the use of his hands and robs him of a job--and the wife is forced to chop and feed wood to heat their home. But Ploutos ex Machina! In swoops Joe Kennedy II with Citizens Energy and the kind people of Venezuela to lend a hand (or two?) and heating oil enough for everyone. Kennedy’s all smiles but they forgot the part where Hugo Chavez shuts down the media and arrests his political opponents. I guess that would have made the ad too long.