In a phrase: corporate cronyism.
More broadly, a glib lack of seriousness about policy.
I was trucking along with this Buckley Carlson column just fine… Obama hypocritically bending environmental rules and helping to bail out the oil refinery in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania as a cold political bribe to solidify light-blue PA’s 20 electoral votes…
Then I got to the end:
It is a model of efficiency I hope the Romney administration is capable of emulating — without the demagoguery.
I don’t know if Carlson is serious or not. Snark is difficult to pull off in a written medium. He seems serious to me though.
I’m certainly glad the Marcus Hook refinery might remain open, but I’m not very happy about how it happened.
What she would want to see is an environmental policy that is consistent and makes sense so that everybody knows the rules. Sunoco never should have been put in the situation where it would plan to shed refineries. We should not see political favoritism in regulation, and we should not want to see state bailouts (–no thank you, Governor Corbett) of private industry.