We must plug this hole together
Ask not that we gash BP’s CEO to smithereens. We are together at the slippery hip.
Alright then. Howard Kurtz goes on a bit of a rant in his WP analysis of Obama’s war-footing type speech from the Oval office. The journalism and writing is good work. Let’s analyze this sucker to death.
BP spilled and is still spilling and sloshing at an insufficient rate. They keep saying we’re going to get 90% of it, but the “it” keeps growing and the “it” that got away is still soiling and spoiling. So let’s get it, all of it, together if we durst, and in the end, you pick up the tab.
Obama's war footing
By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, June 16, 2010; 9:01 AM
What was striking at first was the familiar, flag-bedecked Oval Office backdrop, the scene of past presidential addresses on Vietnam, on 9/11, on Iraq.
What was equally striking was that Barack Obama seemed to be on a war footing. He spoke of a "battle plan," of a "mobilization," a "siege," of a menace "assaulting our shores." He spoke of a "national mission." He spoke of building planes and tanks during World War II. He said that "we will fight this" with "everything we've got for as long as it takes." Defeat was not an option: "We cannot consign our children to this future."
But the president was, of course, talking about plugging an oil leak, not firing weapons and dropping bombs.”
THIS JUST IN
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release June 14, 2010 President Obama Announces Members of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Commission
WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to complete the membership of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling:
- Frances G. Beinecke, Member, National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
- Donald Boesch, Member, National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
- Terry D. Garcia, Member, National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
- Cherry A. Murray, Member, National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
- Frances Ulmer, Member, National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
The bipartisan Commission, established through an Executive Order, is tasked with providing recommendations on how we can prevent – and mitigate the impact of – any future spills that result from offshore drilling. The Council is co-chaired by former two-term Florida Governor and former U.S. Senator Bob Graham and former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency William K. Reilly "