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Monday, June 14, 2010

Obama: Talk is Cheap, Oil Isn't,....

As we prepare for a rare, pedantic lecture from the TelePrompter-in-Chief (who's doing a heck of a job, Brownie), we all need to remind ourselves of a few things regarding the BP oil crisis:

  • Yes, as some point, BP and/or its subcontractors, cut corners and put production ahead of safety. It cost the lives of 11 employees and is ruining the ecenomy of a vast swath of our nation's Gulf Coast.
  • BP and its numerous subcontractors clearly had the techonology and engineering wherewithall to build a drilling rig out there and proceed to drill several miles into the Earth's crust ( a record depth, IIRC) to get at a large pocket of oil, so I would think they just MIGHT have the solution to this mess. This type of situation has never happened before and the learning curve (yes, that's EXACTLY what these failed attempts have been) has been terribly steep and everyone in the oil industry is watching and learning from it.
  • Visiting the Gulf four times, walking the beaches and looking to "kick someone's ass" isn't going to clean up the mess. Face it, President Obama: you don't have a clue how to do it and your cabinet is equally clueless to available options. You waited for weeks to address the issue and now you want to address us with your failures? Please, Mister Obama, do us all a favor and simply SHUT THE F**K UP and let BP handle this, OK?


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At 11:49 PM, Blogger karlub said...

I went on record during Katrina saying the whole deal was only, like, 5% Bush's fault. Similar logic for Obama applies here.

Thing is, issuing a fundraising e-mail pimping an agenda on the back of something like this is WAY more tactless and craven than anything I recall Bush doing. So while this deal doesn't really have a damn thing to do with Obama, he sure is managing to look like an asshat in response.

At 9:01 PM, Blogger Skye said...

Great post! Liked it at MidnightBlue.


I'd give 20% of the blame on Obama - he sent in criminal investigators instead of the help requested by Governor Jindal.

You can imagine the feeding frenzy in the media if Bush were do have done the same.

Although, I do agree with you that he is an asshat.


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