I have been waiting for President Obama to ask, "Whose ass do I kick?" for weeks now!
Until now, just about every news report that I have read regarding the Deepwater Horizon disaster features a penitent president accepting responsibility for this catastrophe. I don’t get it. This is not his fault. This is entirely the fault of BP and their vendors.
The government should be there with resources to help affected states clean-up. But the true culprits should be ultimately footing 100% of the costs.
Columnist Mark Morford phrased it the best way:
Truly, BP is behaving no better or worse than any other corporate spawn of Satan would in a similar situation. What’s more, if you don’t think every oil company on earth is right now kneeling before Beelzebub in gratitude that it wasn’t one of their own wells that exploded, you haven’t been paying attention.
Morford rightly continues, stating that this is not Obama’s Katrina (frankly, the comparisons made between the two events sicken me). Rather, it is Big Oil’s Chernobyl.
I hope that something good can come from this mess…Tags: Politics