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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Outrage over BP CEO's Yachting, But Silence Over Another Fun Weekend for Obama

Day 61!

Does it look like Obama is working hard to clean up the spill?


President Barack Obama, wearing a White Sox baseball cap, attends a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago White Sox, Friday, June 18, 2010, in Washington. His daughter Malia is at left.
It's reported that Obama had a great time at the Ball Park on Friday even singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" with the crowd! [video]

Saturday, Obama went golfing with V.P. Biden.

This comes after we learned on Friday that the Coast Guard had only now asked the U.S. Navy if there were any oil skimming ships that would be available to help fight the oil spill in the Gulf. The CG also announced that they had plans to buy additional skimming vessels but these wouldn't be ready for six to eight weeks. Still no explanation as to why foreign help that was offered when the crisis first began has not been accepted.

Wouldn't you think Obama could spend a bit more time working on this problem?

Meanwhile, BP CEO Tony Hayward, who is in the process of being relieved of oil spill duties after working tirelessly at the effort since the spill began is being excoriated in the press and by Gulf residents for taking time off to race his yacht:

Gulf residents outraged by BP CEO's yacht outing
Associated Press
Jun 19, 4:09 PM (ET)

VENICE, La. (AP) - Just when it seemed Gulf residents couldn't get any more outraged about the massive oil spill fouling their coastline, word came Saturday that BP's CEO was taking time off to attend a glitzy yacht race in England.

Tony Hayward's latest public relations gaffe didn't sit well with people in the U.S. who have seen their livelihoods ruined by the massive two-month oil spill.

"Man, that ain't right. None of us can even go out fishing, and he's at the yacht races," said Bobby Pitre, 33, who runs a tattoo shop in Larose, La. "I wish we could get a day off from the oil, too."

As social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook lit up with anger, BP spokespeople rushed to defend Hayward, who has drawn withering criticism as the public face of his company's halting efforts to stop the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Robert Wine, a BP spokesman at the company's Houston headquarters, said it's the first break Hayward has had since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20, killing 11 workers and setting off the undersea gusher.
So, let me see if I understand this: BP CEO Hayward gets dumped on for taking his first day off and Obama goes on yet another round of playtime (how many does this make?) and there's hardly a peep?

Sixty one days in and the oil continues to gush from the well and the environment of the Gulf continues to be destroyed as the Coast Guard waits for help to arrive. And Obama is AWOL!

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