Thursday, June 17, 2010

Act Surprised

So a lot of the "blogoshpere" is outraged that congressman Joe Barton (R-TX, of course) felt the need to apologize to BP. He actually said "So I apologize" for the creation of a $20 billion escrow fund, which he called "an illegal shakedown".
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.


Fearguth said...

Spoken like a native Texan!

Demeur said...

Gee can we go over to his house burn it down and expect an apology from him?