A lot of jeers - for BP, CEOs and Vatican officials - and some cheers too.
For all their presumed political prowess and message discipline, the Republicans have a habit of very bad timing when it comes to policy proposals.
British Petroleum is now putting a special spin on the crisis caused by the explosion of its oil well in the Gulf of Mexico - and it's the most revolting spin yet.
A Gulf Coast disaster has again shocked an entire nation. The callous corporate disregard for safety, workers' lives and environmental devastation is infuriating and mind-boggling.