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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    From THE HILL: BP CEO Hayward relinquishes Gulf oil spill oversight role

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    BP’s embattled CEO, Tony Hayward — who has come under tough criticism from lawmakers — will no longer oversee the company’s day-to-day response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the oil company’s board chairman told British TV station Sky News on Friday.

    BP Board Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told the network that Hayward is “handing over the operation” to Bob Dudley, the company’s managing director.
    If Hayward is no long the BP executive in charge of the Gulf oil spill, then why criticize him for taking time for some R&R? Haven't Hayward's critics on the Gulf coast ever heard of something called a Sabbath rest? Obviously Hayward's White House critics haven't heard of it.
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    BP CEO does something, so let's rant about Obama. This is


    It's not unreasonable to take note that Obama has been taking time off for golf. Both Obama and the BP CEO are, at least to the public eye, the "point men" in the effort to deal with the Gulf spill. For some to bash the BP guy for taking a few days off but not bash Obama for doing the same, is inconsistent.

    Me, I'm not excited about either Obama's golfing or the CEO's yachting. So they took some time off from the crisis, so what? The truth is neither man is an expert in dealing with deep-water well problems or oil spills. The real experts will be working 100 hours a week and will be lucky to get a day off anytime this summer.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Forecast shows rain this week. Obama did it.
    No, pretty sure it was Bush's fault.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

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    Wasn't that you that was blaming the recession on Bush a while back? You ain't got no room to talk.
    Come again? And you came to that conclusion how? The recession is partially the fault of Bush. And as I've said over the past 6 months, Clinton and the Republican Congress under him share much of it as well. Unlike you, I blame a variety of people. You just solely blame Obama. For everything.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    I would like to point out that it isn't President Obama who is criticizing Hayward for taking time off for R&R. It is Rahm Emanuel who is criticizing Hayward. Unless Emanuel says that he is stating the President's opinion, then I will assume that Emanuel is stating his own opinion.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    How is this any different than Department of the Interior chief of staff Tom Strickland taking a raft trip during the spill?
    While Oil Slick Spread, Interior Department Chief of Staff Rafted with Wife on "Work-Focused" Trip in Grand Canyon - Political Punch
    "Though his agency was charged with coordinating the federal response to the major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Department of the Interior chief of staff Tom Strickland was in the Grand Canyon with his wife last week participating in activities that included white-water rafting, ABC News has learned."
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    This place is start to resemble Whistlestopper during its crazy period. Can we somehow section off the "Blame Bush/Obama for everything" crowd and then gas them or at least put a warning sign on their foreheads?
    That's profoundly offensive. Really. Forget Whistestopper, the reference is to Nazis and the Holocaust and you suck!
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Does anyone honestly expect Hayward at this point to be able to do anything more? Sure it was a bad PR move, but c'mon.

    Likewise, I don't expect a lawyer to be able to take charge of deep water drilling.

    *expects flak from both insane righties and lefties*
    I think people expect him to swim down to the bottom of the ocean and fix it, much like someone else.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    That's profoundly offensive. Really. Forget Whistestopper, the reference is to Nazis and the Holocaust and you suck!
    Okay, how about gas them with nitrius oxide so they can't stop laughing and thus are unable to post?

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by harry guerrilla View Post
    i think people expect him to swim down to the bottom of the ocean and fix it, much like someone else.

    I dislike populism very much.
    Every news story, it seems, is trying to stoke the fires of populist outrage.
    Aquaman for President of the US and BP!!!! Best idea I've heard all year.
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