Barton And The Right, Ctd

Reihan begins to come around:

My argument re: BP is clearly completely wrong if the WH had nothing to do with BP's decision to establish the fund. I assumed that the WH really did exercise its leverage. But I now get the sense that the WH was trying to take credit for a decision BP reached on its own, to arrest its freefall. And the WH decided to capitalize politically, which is entirely natural.