June 21, 2010

Quote of the Day

David Frum, on the right's disgraceful defense of BP:

The escrow fund idea was proposed by BP itself, at the prodding of Republicans who endorsed the idea well before President Obama ever heard of it.

This story is another example of the harm done by allowing talk radio & Fox – rather than elected officials and aspiring candidates – to define the GOP. Anybody heard any objection to the escrow fund from Mitt Romney? Has Mitch Daniels termed it a “shakedown”? Bobby Jindal seems cool with the idea, ditto Mitch McConnell. But these real leaders are crowded out by people trying to bump ratings a point or two by inciting another prime time hour’s worth of anti-Obama indignation.

Newt Gingrich, on the BP $20 billion escrow- "what it says to the world is, be very careful about investing in the United States, because the political class may take your money away from you." Bullshit. What it says to the world is, don't spill oil in the fucking ocean!

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 21, 2010 04:52 PM
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