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Barton apologizes 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 be polite


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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