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    BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

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    Quote(BP CEO Tony Hayward has faced fresh criticism for taking time off to go boating with his son instead of dealing with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

    The White House said the move was one of a "long line of PR gaffes and mistakes" by Mr Hayward.

    Environmental groups said the Isle of Wight outing was "insulting" to those affected by the environmental disaster.

    BP defended Mr Hayward, saying it was his first day off since the spill began after a deadly rig blast on 20 April.

    Mr Hayward spent the day with his son at the JP Morgan Asset Management Round The Island Race, where boats race around the Isle of Wight, off the coast of southern England.

    He was later spotted by photographers on his $270,000 (£182,000) Farr 52 racing yacht, "Bob", at the event.
    'PR gaffe'

    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said the boating incident has "just been part of a long line of PR gaffes and mistakes".

    "To quote Tony Hayward, he's got his life back," added Mr Emanuel, referring to an earlier comment by Mr Hayward.)

    Naturally no comment was made by the white House on Obama and Biden taking time off to go and practice their golf.............................................. .....again.


    Quote(Greenpeace campaigner Charlie Kronick described the boating trip as "insulting... rubbing salt into the wounds" of those who had been affected by the spill.)

    Again no comment on the President taking time off.

    Quote(Residents in coastal states affected by the spill also rebuked the oil executive.)

    No mention of the President taking time off.

    Quote(Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend)

    Quote(President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.

    The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.

    Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.

    Nicholson and Katz, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, joined Obama for four hours of golf last weekend. The Republican National Committee released an ad soon afterward taking aim at Obama's golfing during the ongoing BP oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.)

    Evidently not an awful lot of interest in this ongoing disaster.

    But to be fair all concerned should have some rest and relaxation.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    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*
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    BP CEO does something, so let's rant about Obama. This is
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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
    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?
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Forecast shows rain this week. Obama did it.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Unless Hayward has some miracle to kill the well that he's not telling anyone, I don't see what the big deal is about him going on a boat ride.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Unless Hayward has some miracle to kill the well that he's not telling anyone, I don't see what the big deal is about him going on a boat ride.
    If I check your post history am I going to find similar sentiment about Obama and this oil spill?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If I check your post history am I going to find similar sentiment about Obama and this oil spill?
    Not a snail's chance in a resturant full of hungry Frenchmen.

    Remember, he's part of the "Blame Obama for everything" crowd. Similar to the anti-Bushies. Two sides of the same coin.
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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If I check your post history am I going to find similar sentiment about Obama and this oil spill?
    No, you won't. Obama is the president. It's his job to mobilize the might of the United States to protect her citizens; which, as we all know, he failed at, miserably.

    Obama is a national leader--supposed to be anyway. Tony Hayward is a blow-dried suit-n-tie wearin' mother****er that would just be in the way.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: BP CEO Tony Hayward criticised for yacht trip

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Not a snail's chance in a resturant full of hungry Frenchmen.

    Remember, he's part of the "Blame Obama for everything" crowd. Similar to the anti-Bushies. Two sides of the same coin.
    Wasn't that you that was blaming the recession on Bush a while back? You ain't got no room to talk.

    I thought we were going to have a civil little thread here. Reckon I should have known better than that, consdering the posters involved.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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