On May 29, The Next Right first reported on “BP’s strange Democrat bedfellows.”
On May 30, The Examiner’s Mark Hemingway wrote, “I doubt I’m the only one who thinks that BP’s relationship with the White House might be a little too close for comfort.”
The story has now been picked up by the mainstream media.
“In case you were tempted to buy the faux Washington outrage at BP and its gulf oil spill in recent days,” Los Angeles Times blogger Andrew Malcolm reports, Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel lived for five years in a rent-free D.C. apartment owned by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and her husband, Stanley Greenberg.
“Greenberg’s consulting firm was a prime architect of BP’s recent rebranding drive as a green petroleum company, down to green signs and the slogan ‘Beyond Petroleum,’” Malcolm notes.
Greenberg’s other company is political polling firm GCS, “named for the last initials of Greenberg, James Carville, another Clinton advisor, and Bob Shrum, John Kerry’s 2004 campaign manager,” Malcolm says. GCS received hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of political polling contracts from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
“Probably just a crazy coincidence. But you’ll never guess who was the chairman of that Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee dispensing those huge polling contracts to his kindly rent-free landlord,” Malcolm adds.
Maybe this is why it’s taking the White House so long to do something about the BP oil spill.