Friday, June 18, 2010

Texas Bonehead of the Week: Rep. Joe Barton Backs Down on Oil Comments

Don't we all just love British Petroleum?

No, we don't. 

But that didn't stop Texas Rep. Joe Barton from showing some love to BP yesterday when, incredibly, he apologized to the oil company for the government's treatment of the poor ole oil giant.

Even Barton's Republican allies were ashamed of the apology. 

Then there was Barton's comment that the $20 billion escrow account pushed by the Obama Administration that Barton called a "shakedown." He's apologized.

So it is with a great deal of false pride that we nominate Rep. Joe Barton for the highly coveted title of Texas Bonehead of the Week. The whole story here.