The op-ed noted that Whitman is the former governor of New Jersey, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, president of the Whitman Strategy Group and co-chair of the Republican Leadership Council.
But it left out what the caller thought was an important factoid: that Whitman serves on BP America Inc.’s external advisory board. According to an April 30 article in Newsweek, BP pays Whitman $120,000 a year.
The op-ed came from one of our wire services, Bloomberg News – which should have disclosed Whitman’s BP connection. Her op-ed has gotten wide distribution, so I’d say BP is getting its money’s worth from her.