Smoky Joe and the Shameful Apology

April 20, 2020

“Smoky Joe” Barton may not have been a household name among Americans, although the Texas legislator was well known as an errand boy for the fossil fuel industry in Washington.
Then he became famous for his abject apology to a BP oil baron, an apology for the American people holding the company accountable for the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil Disaster.

In the video above, I traced Barton’s career from his days flacking for tobacco in the 1990s, to his bullying campaign against scientists in the 2000s.

Barton later fell from grace when the champion of “family values”, while divorcing his second wife, sent a lewd penis pic to a mistress that surfaced online. You really don’t need to see it, but the story is here.

2 Responses to “Smoky Joe and the Shameful Apology”

  1. doldrom Says:

    Whenever people say they care about [family] values, they mean something very instrumental. When you care about you wife, family, or anything, you don’t say you care about marital values or educational values, you just say you care about the things themselves, not because of the values you purport to support.

  2. Brent Jensen-Schmidt Says:

    Whenever people talk about family values, methinks, have noticed, they protest too much!


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