For others, it might have been a shake-head, face-palm moment but not for me. Barton obviously gave away his true feelings when he apologized to poor BP over the terrible treatment it has received at the hands of the Obama administration. Boo hoo.
He knows who butters his bread.
Finally a bit of truth, and for that I am appreciative.
Of course, the Republican Party recognize it for what it was and forced Barton to retract, and now he has, but let’s be serious, how can anyone take anything he has said and will say about this crisis — and global warming — seriously? The man takes more money from big oil than others in the House. I mean, seriously, he actually apologized to BP for his government trying to ensure that BP ponies up to ensure that those affected by the disaster will be compensated — before BP can avoid paying the way that EXXON has done so up in Alaska.
This little escapade is just a perfect illustration — a microcosm — of the problem we face when it comes to getting climate legislation enacted.