Before BP CEO Tony Hayward heads back to England to “get back his life” he ought to send Texas Representative Joe Barton a huge thank you card and a dozen long-stemmed roses. How bad to do have to be to actually make the head of BP look even remotely human? We’ll let the Texas Congressman’s words speak for themselves.
“I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is it a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown.
“In this case, a $20 billion shakedown, with the attorney general of the United States, who is legitimately conducting a criminal investigation, and has every right to do so to protect the interests of the American people.