It's well-known that Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), the congressman who made headlines today for apologizing
to BP for the "$20 billion shakedown" of the new escrow account, has been drenched
in oil and gas industry money for years.
But here's a nice catch
Barton's number one career campaign contributor, Anadarko Petroleum, has 25% ownership in the well where the April 20 rig explosion occurred.
The firm, which has given Barton $146,500 over the years, has been sent a bill by BP for cleanup costs.