Joe Barton Touts A Defense Of His BP Comments, Minutes After Apologizing To GOP For Them.
I think more than being a liar and Hypocrite, Joe Barton is an opportunist. I doubt he has any strong moral or social principals except what is good for Joe Barton.
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex) featured an article on his own website Wednesday morning, in which a conservative author defends the Texas Republican for apologizing to BP for the "shakedown" it received from the Obama White House.
Normally, lawmakers are all in the business of promoting their positions. So a flattering piece on the Barton site wouldn't be out of order -- except for the fact that Barton has since apologized for making the remarks. In fact, just minutes before the article was posted the Texas Republican was reportedly groveling in front of a House GOP gathering, acknowledging that his comment was dumb and asking to retain his position as ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Shortly after the piece made the rounds and caused an uproar, Barton's staff took down the page featuring the link. Considering that Barton's office not only linked the article but tweeted it, it stands to reason that they vouch for the premise.