Friday, June 18, 2010

Mum ...

I won't be writing anything about the Joe Barton insanity from yesterday.

Except to say that BP is a global entity, not some kid getting sand kicked in his face. It could have said, "Screw you, we'll settle this in court."

So, a shakedown? Give me a break.

The company's name is literally soiled. It knows it screwed up on an epic level.

Agreeing to an escrow fund is the smartest thing it has done so far. Beats the hell out of lying about the amount of oil gushing into the Gulf or spending millions on advertising trying to buff up its image. Turns out, it's hard to shine anything with an oily rag.

It's funny that the GOP was screaming that Obama wasn't doing anything, so he did something, and then the GOP screamed about what he just did. Because it was a smart thing to do and he got it done in a single day, without the Republicans having a chance to step in and bog it down or kill it in its tracks.

We can't have that now, can we? We can't have constituencies in southern states thinking Obama might be a good guy for securing money that might see them through the next couple of decades while the region tries to recover.

But really, GOP? You apologized to BP?

Hmm. That'll play well in the fall. Why, ads for Democratic candidates will practically write themselves.

Keep up the good work! You're doin' a heckuva job.

Huh. I guess I'm not being entirely mum on the subject after all.


Blogger Kristen Sager Cincotta said...

I don't really have anything to add to this. I just wanted to say that I love your political rant posts. They warm my liberal heart.

~ Kristen

2:09 PM  

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