After apologizing to BP for the $20 billion victims’ escrow fund, Rep. Joe Barton unapologized via a retraction. But now he’s unapologizing for that, sort of. David Weigel reports that the formerly penitent Texas Republican has tweeted (and then promptly deleted) a link to an American Spectator column defending him. Its title “Joe Barton was right.” It’s getting hard to keep up.
It’s a head-spinner: Barton apologizes to BP. Then he apologizes for his apology. Then he unapologizes and says he was right all along. And now he’s trying to expunge any sign that he unapologized.
The now-missing tweet: