The Common Good

BP: Is It Time to Ban Companies Again?

It appears that BP has decided it needs tips from the Spin Master to protect its thoroughly corroded reputation in the U.S. No, they haven't hired Republican strategist Frank Luntz. Instead they headhunted Anne Womack-Kolton to take up the lead role for BP's U.S. media relations.

In one of her previous jobs Anne was press secretary to the Master of the Dark Arts, none other than Dick Cheney himself. She was also the handler on the National Energy Policy Development Group, aka Vice President Cheney's "Energy Task Force," that was supposed to be made up of "government officials" and ended up being packed with CEOs from BP, Chevron, Enron, ConocoPhillips, American Petroleum Institute, and

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