Monday, August 16, 2010

Podesta Lightly Oils BP

I'd wondered why John Podesta's Center for American Progress (CAP) blogs went so light on the BP oil spew. I assumed it related to brother Tony Podesta's lobbying for BP or CAP Senior Fellow Tom Daschle's sitting on BPAmerica's External Advisory Council.

WSJ answered my question:

On May 21, CAP president, John Podesta, privately implored White House officials to name someone to be the public point person for the spill response. A week later, the White House announced that Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen would hold daily briefings on the spill, wherever he would be on any given day.

If a Bush were in charge, CAP would be chock full of BP posts with compelling pictures of innocent animals.

Update: BP is back advertising on Podesta's website. BP spent $94 million on ads during the oil spew.

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