Politico, relying on The Center for Responsive Politics, reports that Barack Obama has collected more cash from BP than any politician in the last twenty years. That’s not a crime.
It is, however, a nice little tidbit to remember anytime somebody accuses Republicans of being in the pocket of big oil, etc. (It may also be the reason – along with his recent approval of some modest off-shore drilling plans – that the president has been so behind on the BP oil spill).
I wonder when the group that’s been smearing Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri) in tv and internet ads will now run the same ad against President Obama? I’m waiting.