Six ways BP’s oil spill is seeping into politics
Forget about Wall Street—there’s a new villain in town. Big Oil is, at the moment, the dark lord of corporate greed and evil, and, not surprisingly, it’s starting to take center stage both in political campaigns and Washington politicking.
Here are six examples of oil creep:
1. Take his job and shove him: Louisiana Rep. Charlie Melancon (D) has the distinction of being the first member of Congress to call for BP CEO Tony Hayward to be fired. Melancon says he was particularly offended by Hayward’s quip, “I’d like my life back.” Bgive Crist a leg up over Rubio.