Outrageous? Yes. Surprising? No.
Congressman Barton has received $1.4 million from the oil and gas industry. He's merely saying what he's been paid to say.
In Texas, the oil spill is considered an 'act of god' because the oil companies are god.
Added: Barton has issued a pathetic written statement:
"And if anything I said this morning has been misconstrued to the opposite effect I want to apologize for that misconstrued misconstruction."
Apologizing for an apology? I'm sorry, but that's just sorry.