You know it's coming. We're going big, major, gigantaloid and huge on Republicans taking the oil industry's money and then standing up for that industry -- even apologizing to it on your behalf -- as it dumps ridiculous millions of gallons of petroleum junk into the Gulf of Mexico.
It's an outrage, and the miracle part is that it's an outrage with facts. Let's get reading, shall we?
The Dallas Morning News runs the numbers on the all-important Texas delegation, including Rep. Joe Barton.
Open Secrets homes in on Rep. Barton, because you'd ought to know.
Talking Points Memo charts the birth of a well-funded talking point, that it's wrong to make BP set aside $20 billion for claims.
Don't forget the members of Congress who reverse the equation, investing in oil companies. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) bought into BP before the spill, and declared that taxpayers should pick up part of the tab (before undeclaring he'd ever said it).
And Politifact charts President Obama's contributions from BP and the oil industry against those for Sen. John McCain and then Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Plus: Friends of the Earth launches a campaign calling for BP's top 10 beneficiaries -- Reps. Ron Paul and Charlie Rangel on the same list! -- to give the money to the GulfCoastFund.org.
We'll see you at 9 Eastern, live from the lively, lovely town of Washington, D.C.