April 20, 2012

Reid takes $1,500 from BP two years after oil spill disaster

Great catch by Ralston, and even better headline:

Back in 2010, no one was stronger about BP’s behavior after the Gulf oil spill than Harry Reid: "Their greed led to 11 horrific and unnecessary deaths. It has harmed an enormous tourism industry, threatened business at countless fisheries and disrupted life for many along the Gulf Coast. As the pollution grows worse, those consequences will only compound." Here is the video, courtesy of Real Clear Politics. ...

Friends For Harry Reid, with the amusing notation of “2016 primary,” received $1,500 on March 5 from BP’s PAC, FEC records show. (The donation was first reported by Bloomberg's Greg Giroux.) That the donation came at a renewables event hardly vitiates the hypocrisy.