Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Quote of the Day
"I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are
greedy companies or don't care, but that is not the case with BP.
We care about the small people."
-- BP Chairman Carl Henric-Svanberg
Wait a minute -- am I the only one who thinks this is a little suspicious? For weeks now, Tony Hayward has been the face of this disaster on the BP side -- everybody's favorite gaffe-prone punching bag. Now suddenly we're introduced to a new guy whose name sounds like he should be stroking a white cat while ordering the unnecessarily elaborate execution of James Bond.
What do you want to bet Mr. "Henric-Svanberg" makes a couple of more statements about how the people of the Gulf can go fuck themselves, sets an oil-soaked pelican on fire on national television, then is promptly "fired" by an outraged Tony Hayward -- who rides in on a white horse, Excaliber drawn, to vanquish the scourge in the name of decent people everywhere?