As we close up a week wherein Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, on the stump and in a TV ad accused rival Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., of being "in the pocket of big oil," and doing the industry's bidding -- not to mention a week during which the Democratic National Committee launched an Exxon-McCain '08 website to drive home this Democratic talking point -- the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics points out that the issue is a bit more complicated than it first would appear.
McCain has received three times more money from the oil industry in general -- $1.3 million for McCain compared to approximately $394,000 for Obama. But that said, Obama has received more campaign cash than McCain has from the employees of some of the biggest oil companies -- Exxon, Chevron and BP.
This might seem to complicate Obama's continual use of Exxon-Mobil on the stump.
Geraghty's post is titled:
Time to Create an Exxon-Obama SIte
Sorry we don't have time to create an entire site, but perhaps this will help...
What's next, we find out that Obama is a puppet of Dick Cheney?
MORE: We had an actual point to make but forgot to do so at the time, rushing to get the logo posted. So we did so in a new post.