Let me be clear, I do not believe either party in Congress has distinguished itself. Neither party in Congress has done the oversight, over many years, that might have prevented this disaster. Both parties bear some responsibility.
But the ridiculous apology by the most senior Republican on the most important committee regarding offshore drilling was hilarious and absurd. I am truly sorry that BP's feelings have been hurt, but far more sorry and angry about lives that were lost, and livelihoods that are being destroyed, by the sheer greed of BP.
It is great that Republicans such as Mr. Barton are showing the voters their true colors as Election Day approaches. If the Republicans want to run as the party of apologies to BP, make my day, and let’s rumble! I can't wait to see what Keith Olbermann, Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart do with this one.