By know you all know that “Smokey” Joe apologized to BP for any rough treatment received at the White House. But several people have emailed requesting that I post something about it. What I don’t get about this is why anyone would be surprised.
I have nothing to say on the matter other than oil and gas keeps financing his campaigns and someone obviously keeps voting for him. Here’s what I gathered from around the web:
Republican U.S Representative Joe Barton of Texas has said that BP is a wronged party in that it has been forced by the White House to pay $20 billion into a fund to assist persons who have economically impacted by the BP/Transocean Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
… I apologize for Joe Barton. He is as venal and corrupt as a Texas Republican comes. And since he is so “ashamed” and “doesn’t want to live in a country” where we hold corporations responsible for their mistakes, then I invite his sorry ass to GTF OUT of MY country.