Not everyone's criticizing or running from Rep. Joe Barton after the Texas Republican apologized to BP today.
...Here's what Buchanan had to say about it:
"Barton made a very courageous statement in my judgment, when you consider that BP is probably universally loathed and despised and even hated for what is happening, that horrendous tragedy down on the Gulf."
Well now he decided to one up his hackery by comparing US Attorney General Eric Holder being involved in the negotiations with BP to the fictional hit man Luca Brasi from The Godfather. I guess Pat Buchanan thinks this is what happened during the meetings with BP.
Michael Corleone: My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
Kay Adams: What was that?
Michael Corleone: Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on the contract.
But then what else would you expect from Buchanan and the rest of the Republicans who are trying to paint the administration as a bunch of Chicago "gangsters" and "thugs"? Quite frankly Pat, considering the way most Americans feel about BP right now, I don't think too many of them would be upset if their CEO's were threatened to get them to fork over the money for that escrow fund. I would assume either losing government contracts or threats of criminal prosecutions going to the top were the leverage that was used.
You know, Pat it's too bad we can't get some good honest politicians into the White House again like that Nixon guy you used to work for.