Compared to the congressmen who were giving him the third degree, Tony Hayward, CEO of BP, came across as a nice guy. Sure, he is really a dirty rat fink but the congressman present at the inquisition are rabies-infested dirty rat finks. They have only a few purposes and these do not include getting to the bottom of the oil muck. Watching the hearings can make a person into a Tony Hayward fan. Every time he was asked a tough question that he wanted to answer in his terms, some moron of a congressman, usually pig-nosed Henry Wexler, would interrupt and scream at him, “Just ‘yes or no’.”
The real purpose of the hearing on the oil spill is to provide an opportunity once again for congressmen to grandstand while they pray their constituents are watching. If their constituents were watching, they were provided with good reasons for throwing these bums out the next time they are up for election.
Well, Tony is going to get some R&R. BP’s chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg, told Sky News television in Britain that Hayward was handing over daily operations to managing director Robert Dudley. There isn’t a chance that Dudley will have good answers for the oil mess and the phonies who claim Hayward was not forthcoming will find nothing better in Dudley’s answers. That will please them plentifully because what they want to do to holler like lunatics and not learn anything. And why should they even try to learn anything? The problems are technological and real answers would fly over their heads. Possibly, there is political fallout, too, and the “learned” press wants answers. I want them to shut up and go away. Ditto, Barack Obama. He wants to look like he is involved because his advisors told him that a president should look involved. A reparations fund has been set up. Good. Obama could not possibly have had anything to do with its details. That’s Ken Feinberg’s responsibility. Ken is your standard Sears catalogue quality czar for all occasions. Given what a lowdown hopelessly awful job he did and is still doing supervising the bailout funds and bonuses to financial big shots, you better not be thrilled to death that he is taking on a new assignment.
Hey, but it’s your country. I’m just waiting for my rocket ship repairs to be finished so that I can get the hell out of here and return to Planet e=mc2.