Campaign contributions from oil industry executives to Sen. John McCain rose dramatically in the last half of June, after the senator from Arizona made a high-profile split with environmentalists and reversed his opposition to the federal ban on offshore drilling….
McCain delivered the speech before heading to Texas for a series of fundraisers with energy industry executives….
Three quarters of McCain’s oil haul followed the senior senator from Arizona’s call for an end to the long-standing congressional moratorium on off-shore oil-drilling, the Post notes. And that $1.1 million take from Big Oil executives in June outstrips the industry’s giving before that: $208,000 in May, $283,000 in April, $116,000 in March, by the Post’s count.
So, Sen. McCain, how about some real straight talk — not just the kind you paint in large letters on your bus, but some real honesty about what all that money is buying from you? Because all those flip-flops on energy policy are significant. Smells awfully oily to me.