Sometimes, people send out emails that they realize later they should not have, and when that happens there’s a “recall” procedure in some email clients you can try. It usually doesn’t work, in fact it often makes people more likely to open the email they don’t want you to open.
I have to imagine that the mood at RNC headquarters was pretty grim after the BP “$20 billion shakedown/slush fund/etc.” talking points the GOP handed out on Thursday morning turned into a disaster. I’ll bet they hit the ‘recall’ button.
Unfortunately, says the Denver Post, Jane Norton’s press aide didn’t get the message!
A press aide to Republican Senate candidate Jane Norton said today that President Obama had forced BP to create a $20 billion “slush fund,” and that Obama is heading toward “autocracy.”
Coming on the heels of another Republican’s apology to the giant oil company, the remarks quickly drew a rebuke from Democrats and a distancing from the rest of Norton’s campaign.
At a Colorado Republican Business Coalition luncheon at Brooklyn’s restaurant, Aindriu Colgan introduced himself as a press aide to Jane Norton, and then said, “Apparently, in the past few weeks, America has turned into an autocracy rather than a democracy or a republic. The president thinks he can unilaterally decide that ‘Ok, we’re not allowed to have drilling in the Gulf anymore.’ He can force BP to put $20 billion in a slush fund. And he can do whatever he wants without congressional approval.”
The remarks were captured on tape by ProgressNow Colorado, a liberal watchdog group that frequently sends monitors to public forums to follow candidates. ProgressNow Colorado executive director Bobby Clark said the latest defense of BP shows Republicans in general are more interested in defending large corporations than in helping people hurt by BP’s massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill…
The full story: http://blogs.denverpost.com/th…
Here’s the recording of Mr. Colgan’s remarks, note how he introduces himself as a representative of Norton’s campaign, and ends with a request to sign Norton’s circulating clipboards:
You’d think what happened to Joe Barton after his “apology” was enough of a warning. It could be that Mr. Colgan gets a forwarded copy of RNC talking points, and they arrive a day or so late. Normally that’s not a big deal, but this time it undeniably would have been a problem.
Or it just might be the case, we at ProgressNow would ask you to consider, that Republicans are more interested in defending large corporations than in helping people hurt by BP’s oil spill.