BP’s strange Democrat bedfellows

Ironman
The Next Right
5/29/2010

Here’s something you probably don’t know about the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

One of the top media consultants for British Petroleum gave free rent to a politician who became White House Chief of Staff.

And, no, this was not Karl Rove giving a freebie to Andy Card.

No, the recipient of the favor was Rahm Emanuel and the benefactor was Stanley Greenberg.

Stanley Greenberg is an interesting guy. He is married to CT Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Greenberg is the principal of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a large polling and public relations firm. They do both political campaign work and “corporate communications” work.

The DCCC has paid Greenberg’s firm in excess of $500,000 during the 2006 and 2008 election cycles. They are also Dick Blumenthal’s pollster.

But let’s look at the corporate side, where Mr. Greenberg promises to “help corporations increase competitiveness and profitability, improve reputation, and take advantage of global trends.”

Who are they helping? British Petroleum.

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company’s branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources.

Real accurate, you think?…

…And we really ought to ask how credible that “boot on the neck” on BP the Obama White House claims to be applying really is when the Obama Administration’s Chief of Staff lived rent-free thanks to the largesse of a BP consultant…

There’s much more at The Next Right. Here is Mr. Greenberg’s bio from Greenberg Quinlan and Rosner’s website.

H/T The Astute Bloggers.

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