You know that Joe Barton guy, the big oil company PAC contribution king, who by sheer coincidence completely unrelated to having received millions in oil company contributions, saw fit to apologize to the multinational oil company currently destroying the Gulf of Mexico?
|Joe “Goofball” Barton|
Barton subsequently apologized for his apology. This was by sheer coincidence, and had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the House Republican leadership was considering yanking his leadership position over the flap.
Yesterday, Barton, through his twitter account, pushed news stories that said Barton was right in the first place. I assure you that this had nothing to do with Barton surviving the threat to his leadership position.
In summary: Barton apologized for the apology he apologized for. But his Congressional staff has since taken responsibility and apologized. This will all be on the quiz later.
Note to Texas State Legislators: redistricting is coming up, and Texas’ state-controlled submerged lands extend far into the Gulf of Mexico. I think Joe Barton’s new district should consist of them.