Surprise, surprise: Cliff Weathers at The Albany Project has joined the collective attack of the vapors about Congressman Tom Price’s recent comments regarding the White House and its meeting with BP. In the midst of his hyperventilation, Cliff sniffs at me for not reading things all the way through. Cliff should take his own advice.
It is hardly in dispute that this Administration has consistently fallen well short of the transparency and accountability it promised at its inception. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) is right to be skeptical regarding the Administration’s methods and intentions in its recent approach to BP, strong words like “shakedown” notwithstanding. Nothing in his statement implies any exoneration of BP from paying the full cost of the damage it has done. The hysteria that has greeted the statement is unseemly at best, distracting and counterproductive at worst; Rep. Hall should know better.