Joe Barton un-un-apologizes for unapologizing for apologizing to BP

Whew. Okay, in a nutshell. GOP Cong. Joe Barton apologized to BP for the hard time the government has been giving them for nearly destroying the Gulf of Mexico. Under intense criticism, Barton apologized for the apology. But then, he took the apology back (the one he made to make up for the apology to BP), so he was back to square one – apologizing to BP. But then, like magic, Barton has again taken back his second unapology, putting him back at apologizing for apologizing to BP.

I suspect that Saint Limbaugh’s criticism of his initial retraction of his apology to BP might be causing some of Barton’s confusion. Republicans don’t like to cross their leader.

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