Here’s a quick list of Republicans who’ve called President Obama’s escrow account a betrayal of American principles and otherwise defended BP from Obama tyranny.
Now, having said that I think Republicans will rue the day they took BP’s side so vigorously against President Obama’s efforts to set up this escrow account, I would be remiss not to note my longstanding nausea at much of what goes on at this and so many other congressional hearings where members of Congress grandstand against the guy or gal sitting in the dock over the obvious and shameful wrongness of their actions, even though the member of Congress in question often wasn’t even familiar with the topic at hand until a few days before or just as often was voting more or less in support of whatever shamefully wrong action they’re talking about until something went wrong.
Okay, I’ve said it.
Needless to say, this doesn’t apply in this case to the members of Congress who’ve been longtime critics of the oil industry and the lax regulatory environment under which it’s operated.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.