"Republican Joe Barton, who accused the White House Thursday of a 20 billion "shakedown" of BP is the biggest recipient of oil and gas money in the House of Representatives." - Reuters.
1.7 million, to be exact.
Former oil company consultant.
I watched that little speech, but more amusing was the classic Repub 'non-apology-apology' where he says he is sorry if anyone misconstrued his words.
No misunderstanding here, Joe as I am fluent in English and we have these new things called 'cameras' and 'video' and 'microphones'.
Luckily, we have this new thing called the intertubes where all us Real 'Murkins can express our heartfelt apologies to poor BP:
You Should Totally Apologize to BP