Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Words Versus Action: A Presidential Primer

What day is it now? Day 45, 50, 55?

Regardless, as we near the end of the second month since the US's most destructive ecological disaster in history began, our President has not spoken to BP's CEO, the man in charge of the company responsible not only for the initial disaster, but the company also spearheading efforts to stop the oil leak, and the company being held responsible for paying for the clean up.

Nearly two months after the explosion on and collapse of the Deep Well Horizon, our Ass Kicker in Chief still has not figured out that speaking to BP's CEO might be a good thing.

President Obama, have you spoken with the CEO of BP to discuss the oil spill in the Gulf?

“No… when you talk to a guy like the BP CEO, he’s going to say all the right things to me. I’m not interested in words. I’m interested in actions.”
Those are mighty good sounding words there, Mr. President. Now, how about you actually do something and speak to the man?

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