Star Tribune Taking Sides?

I, for one, am happy that BP put aside $20 billion into an escrow account.  I’m afraid that they’ll file for bankruptcy and we’ll lose any ability to get them to pay for anything.

Michelle Bachmann isn’t so happy with that turn of events:

The president just called for creating a fund that would be administered by outsiders, which would be more of a redistribution-of-wealth fund.

I disagree with her and think that was wrong to say that.

And I think her challenger in the upcoming election will and should be able to call her out on that.

But I DON’T think that the Star Tribune should give the challenger free advertising:

The oil saturating the Gulf spilled into Minnesota’s political scene Friday as Michele Bachmann’s Democratic challenger released a new ad targeting the congresswoman’s comments on the disaster.

The 30-second ad spot says that “Michele Bachmann calls making BP pay for the clean up ‘extortion,'” and quotes Bachmann as saying, “If I was the head of BP, I would let the signal get out there, we’re not going to be chumps.” The ad closes by saying, “If Bachmann lets BP off the hook, guess who’s paying? Us. Michele Bachmann: Standing up for BP. Not us.”

Just sayin’.

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