Tuesday, June 14, 2005

If the revolving door spun any faster...

It would generate enough lift to fly a helicopter.

from The Associated Press:

A former White House official and one-time oil industry lobbyist whose editing of government reports on climate change prompted criticism from environmentalists will join Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil company said Tuesday.

The White House announced over the weekend that Philip Cooney, chief of staff of its Council on Environmental Quality, had resigned, calling it a long-planned departure. He had been head of the climate program at the American Petroleum Institute, the trade group for large oil companies.

Cooney will join Exxon Mobile in the fall, company spokesman Russ Roberts told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from its Dallas headquarters. He declined to described Cooney's job.

The one good thing about the current political climate in Washington is that corruption is so pervasive and unremarkable that what was once done in the dead of night is now done in broad daylight.


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