BP's strange Democrat bedfellows

Here's something you probably don;t know about the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

One of the top media consultants for British Petroleum gave free rent to a politician who became White House Chief of Staff.

And, no, this was not Karl Rove giving a freebie to Andy Card.

No, the recipient of the favor was Rahm Emanuel and the benefactor was Stanley Greenberg.   

Stanley Greenberg is an interesting guy. He is married to CT Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Grrenberg is the principal of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a large polling and public relations firm. They do both political campaign work and "corporate communications" work.

The DCCC has paid Greenberg's firm in excess of $500,000 during the 2006 and 2008 election cycles.  They are also Dick Blumenthal's pollster

But let's look at the corporate side, where Mr. Greenberg promises to  "help corporations increase competitiveness and profitability, improve reputation, and take advantage of global trends."

Who are they helping?  British Petroleum

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company's branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources.

Real accurate, you think?

Let's see what the honest Left thinks about Stan Greenberg's work on behalf of the worst corporate polluter in American history.  He's been accused of being one of the top "greenwashers" out there.  BP is charged with spending over $200 million on efforts to assert alleged environmental consciousness. (Meantime they cut corners to save money on the Deepwater Horizon) It's been called "greenwashing of epic proportions" Obviously, BP would rather spend money on high priced DC PR consultants than on boring stuff like oil drilling safety.

And Stan Greenberg was the mastermind for BP's faux concern.

So when Nancy Pelosi starts pointing fingers about the oil disaster,   maybe she can look a little closer to home. Like to her loyal ally Rosa DeLauro and her husband, who profited immensely peddling the fiction BP cared about the environment.

If Nancy Pelosi is serious, she ought to immediately ban the use of Stan Greenberg's polling firm in all Democratic House campaigns. If Richard Blumenthal is serious about blaming BP, he ought to fire Greenberg himself.

And we really ought to ask how credible that "boot on the neck" on BP the Obama White House claims to be applying really is when the Obama Administration's Chief of Staff lived rent-free thanks to the largesse of a BP consultant.

Yep, this is the "most ethical congress ever". Right.

The longer you look at this, I'm not sure what's oilier, the Louisiana coast or the slezoids running the DC Democratic establishment.

 

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