BP CEO Tony Hayward is sworn in prior to testifying about BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 17, 2010.So what did today's big show trial accomplish?
-Did we learn anything new about how to stop the oil that continues to gush into the Gulf? NO!
-Were we informed of any new efforts to contain the spill and clean up the mess? NO!
-Did this hearing help in ANY way to clear up the bureaucratic bottlenecks which have slowed the cleanup? NO!
Ah, but the Democrats did manage to get their friends in the Code Pink clown patrol seats in the hearing so they could put on another of their famous circus acts. This time, a protester splattered with fake oil instead of blood [video].
Like every other bit of P.R. from Obama and the Democrats this week it was all about giving the appearance of doing something when in fact, nothing new is being done. We are STILL not welcoming the clean up help from many nations. In fact, the Coast Guard Thursday ordered cleanup barges sent by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) to cease and desist operation. Apparently, the Coast Guard wasn't sure they had a fire extinguisher on board or enough life jackets. Unbelievable!
Daily the number of examples of Obama's incompetence and his complete lack of effective leadership grows as fast as the spill itself!
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