TEXAS SCANDAL TWINS AT IT AGAIN
THINK DELAY IS DIRTY? HAVE YOU MET HIS FRIEND JOE?
While interest in the DeLay indictments continues, speculation is mounting on when someone will notice the company he keeps. Linked in the Westar scandal, Joe Barton continues to top the list of the Top 20 Recipients from Oil and Gas interests; continually out ranking DeLay, and in some cases, DeLay is left out of the top 20!
2006 Barton $85,750 DeLay $58,800
2004 Barton $224,398 DeLay $145,425
2002 Barton $120,898 DeLay $92,800
2000 Barton $104,600 DeLay DID NOT MAKE THE TOP 20
1998 Barton $98,080 DeLay DID NOT MAKE THE TOP 20
1996 Barton $101,812 DeLay $96,875
1994 Barton $123,600 DeLay DID NOT MAKE THE TOP 20
(info available on opensecrets.org)
Could Joe Barton's uber-funding be reason the Gasoline for America's Security Act was introduced? From The Seattle Times, Kimberly Wetzel speculates on the result of this bill which includes provisions to allow more refineries to be built, more oil tanker traffic to enter the waterways in the Pacific Northwest and there by increasing the likelihood of oil spills.
The people of Midlothan, Texas would tell those in the Pacific Northwest to consider Joe Barton's record at home. If he will not protect his home county from pollution, he cannot be expected to concern himself with the water quality and wildlife of the West Coast.
WAY TO GO JOE!