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Whitman’s BP connection

Post by Cheryl Tucker on May 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm with 5 Comments »
May 5, 2010 4:49 pm

A caller made a good point about the op-ed we ran today by Christine Todd Whitman in which she argues that the BP oil rig disaster “shouldn’t permanently halt offshore exploration for oil.”

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.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. ktcmairman says:

    Any ideas or truth about the North Koreans blasting this Rig out of the water?

  2. nwcolorist says:

    My emotions run somewhere between disgust and dismay about BP’s apparent ineptitude in this whole mess. I’m hoping that the media is, as usual, overplaying the seriousnessw of this disaster, but at this point, who knows?

    It’s enough to make a socialist out of you.

  3. cheryltucker says:

    North Korea? Where did THAT come from?

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