Pledging allegiance to BP 23 May 2010Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, The Battle for New Orleans, WAR!.
Workers hired by BP rake up globs of oil that have come ashore on the beaches near Port Fourchon and Grand Isle in southern Louisiana. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times / May 22, 2010)
People / Politico:
[B]ut just after placing responsibility on BP, Gibbs, who had a heated exchange Friday with journalists who asked about perceived government passivity, turned to his other flank to defend the aggressiveness of the administration’s response:
“We were activated [what is the Obama administration? A secret cell? -- Mcat] the moment that this oil rig exploded. This has been on the president’s agenda ever since that happened. And we have mobilized every aspect that we possibly can in our government.
“There have been calls to every sector of our government to ask for help. That’s what we’ve done. My frustration was with the notion and the premise that — that we had sat by and done nothing, which I think is certainly not true,” Gibbs said.
As for Allen, he suggested on CNN that the federal government doesn’t have the wherewithal to manage the underwater oil leak without the equipment and expertise of BP.
“They have the eyes and ears that are down there. They are necessarily the modality by which this is going to get solved,” Allen said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
He added that he had “Tony Hayward’s personal cell phone number — if I have a problem, I call him.” …snip…
They are phoning it in, Thad Allen to Hayward, Gibbs and the administration to “every sector of our government”.
Hard to think how it can get more passive or more awkwardly explained.
Lie down and die and get it over with. This long death rattle is boring.
Pictures of the oil hitting the beaches, marshes, estuaries and cane fields are hard to look at… what we see now, just beginning, will arrive with every wave, every tide for a long time.