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Barton Retracts Apology to BP 
"How could I be so goddamn stupid?"


Rep. Joe Barton of Texas has offered an apology for his comments this morning apologizing to BP CEO Hayward 
for what he described as a "shakedown" at the White House to set up a BP-funded $20 billion fund to pay for damages 
from the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Barton made the initial comments in his opening statement at Hayward's testimony before the House Committee 
on Energy and Commerce, unleashing a torrent of criticism.  He asked for a "small point of personal privilege" 
when questioning Hayward in the afternoon to address his earlier comments. 

"I want to be absolutely clear that I think BP is responsible for this accident, should be held responsible and should 
in every way do everything possible to make good on the consequences that have resulted from this accident," he said.

"And if anything I said this morning has been misconstrued to the opposite effect 
I want to apologize for that misconstrued misconstruction."

No, dude, you were very clear and everyone knew exactly what you meant.
You feel bad for your old friends and you don't care how many millions of people got hurt.

You're OK with losing the Gulf, even if The Boner and The Bitch disagree with you. 

Did you ever think you'd be this famous?
You're as famous as Joe "You lie!" Wilson (not a compliment.)

Swear to Koresh, I caught some of the BP hearings and at one point, a Japanese-American
Democratic Rep said to Tony Hayward, "Back in my country, when you fuck up this bad, 
we hand you a knife and you're supposed to take care of business with honor."

Maybe he was kidding (at the oil spill hearings?) but I saw it myself.

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