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  "Rep. Jeff Landry has no regrets for comparing the nation's lead offshore oil and gas regulatory agency to the Gestapo and will not apologize. 'Absolutely not, not one,'" Landry (R-La.) said Tuesday evening when asked whether he had any regrets. "I mean, I didn't name-call them. I used it as an adjective or an adverb in saying it was like, it was similar." — Politico, Sept. 21, 2011, reporting on the dust-up between Landry and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). Landry had gone to BOEMRE's New Orleans office without an appointment, seeking a meeting, but was rebuffed after a 20-minute wait. BOEMRE director Michael Bromwich responded, "Your comparison of the minor inconvenience you experienced to the tactics and methods of the Nazi secret police is simply unacceptable from anyone, but especially from a public official."

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