Apologize to BP, really? Has the backlash to the BP backlash already begun?

Tony Hayward, BP’s walking PR nightmare of a CEO, testified before members of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Thursday and  by most accounts  stonewalled them. Maybe he felt a jolt of confidence when Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican (and — surprise, surprise — Big Oil ally) apologized to BP for the $20 billion fund the White House pressured the oil company to start for victims of the Gulf Spill. Barton called it a “shakedown” by…

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