I believe Aubrey McClendon, the retiring founder of Chesapeake Energy, has been instrumental in the re-birth of Oklahoma City and represents a new breed of oil magnates much more civic minded than those of the oil boom in the 70's and 80's.
Here's what you had to say. Jayne first: "Am proud to agree with you. McClendon, Ward, Nichols, Hamm have all made a lot of money in their businesses, but so agree with how much they have given back."
Vicki adds: "It was also refreshing to hear someone acknowledge the contributions made to help others without the class warfare that has become normal to many small-minded figures."
But Fred isn't buying it: "Most of the millions they've spent in the city were nothing more than tax deductible donations."
Tim writes: "Loved that you included all of our oil industry leaders in the positive comments. We have incredible leaders here."
Patti disagrees: "Really Kelly, the McClendon situation is just the same as the problems we're having with our government. They are spending money that belongs to the stockholders/citizens."
Janice says: "I'm fine with an intelligent entrepreneur earning what he's worth. Not just anyone can pull off what he's created."
And Tony added: "He hasn't lost my respect and I'm poor!"
Finally, Louise writes: "Aubrey has done more good than harm for our state and he's never shied away from hard work. We haven't seen the last of him!!!"
I'm Kelly Ogle and that's YOUR 2 Cents.