to BP for Obama 'shakedown'
He feels so sorry for the criminals who stole the Gulf
Will the Dems make him pay for that? Of course not - wouldn't
Well, that was fast. Barely 10 minutes into Thursday's
landmark congressional testimony — where BP CEO
Tony Hayward and other leading company executives
are revisiting the Gulf Coast oil spill before a subcommittee
of the House Energy and Commerce Committee —
the first controversial statement has entered the record.
And no, it didn't come from the gaffe-prone BP
brass. Instead, GOP Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the ranking member
on the House Energy Committee, made a decisive
splash in his opening remarks (from which Republican leaders
immediately began distancing themselves).
A staunch conservative who has a long record of
backing oil industry interests, Barton apologized to BP CEO
Tony Hayward for the "shakedown" the Obama
White House pulled on the company. (Barton has received
more than $1.5 million in campaign donations
from the oil industry, according to Open Secrets.)
You can watch
the video here — the apology begins at the 1:45 mark:
When this mega-oil slick starts showing up in Galveston and Padre Island,
will these religiously-insane, anit-science oil lovers still
be shooting off their mouths?
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