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    Hayward's departure: 'Not if, but when'

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    Quote(Tony Hayward looks like a dead chief executive walking.

    Having spoken to those at the top of BP, none can come up with a scenario in which Mr Hayward stays at the helm of the bedraggled oil company longer than the proper capping of the leaking well and some kind of quantification of the financial damage.)

    From the first moment Mr. Hayward appeared on our TV screens it was fairly obvious that he was going to be the fall guy.
    I believe that BP will hold onto him until such time as the spill is sealed and the clean up is well under way, in other words until all the BAD PR about BP decreases to more manageable levels.

    Mr. Hayward must know all this, what puzzles me is he continues to put his foot (nay, both feet) in his mouth almost every day, he must realize that his chances of gainful employment by any Company after his abysmal showing during this disaster are severely diminished.

    Perhaps he reasons his payoff from BP will sustain him.

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    Re: Hayward's departure: 'Not if, but when'

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Perhaps he reasons his payoff from BP will sustain him.
    It'll be a miscarriage of justice if this guy isn't looking at some jail time for his role in this disaster.

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    Re: Hayward's departure: 'Not if, but when'

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It'll be a miscarriage of justice if this guy isn't looking at some jail time for his role in this disaster.
    Keep dreamin buddy... keep dreaming... save your countries legal fees.

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    Re: Hayward's departure: 'Not if, but when'

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It'll be a miscarriage of justice if this guy isn't looking at some jail time for his role in this disaster.
    Exactly what crime is Hayward supposed to be guilty of?
    The height of wisdom is to say, "I do not know." -Socrates

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    Re: Hayward's departure: 'Not if, but when'

    Quote Originally Posted by Goyboy View Post
    Exactly what crime is Hayward supposed to be guilty of?
    Well, I guess we'll have to wait for a full investigation to see what criminal charges are filed, won't we?

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    Re: Hayward's departure: 'Not if, but when'

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Well, I guess we'll have to wait for a full investigation to see what criminal charges are filed, won't we?
    Well jeeze - I think we must do a complete investigation and find out what our government knew, and when they knew it --- and see if Impeachment proceedings will be needed.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Hayward's departure: 'Not if, but when'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Well jeeze - I think we must do a complete investigation and find out what our government knew, and when they knew it --- and see if Impeachment proceedings will be needed.
    Yeah, ok In reality you can't just blame everything on Obama just because you don't like him. As ineffectual as he may be, Obama isn't the one who was doing criminally negligent deepwater drilling off the Gulf Coast. I thought conservatives were supposed to be all about personal responsibility, it was something I used to respect about you guys. But now I see that it doesn't apply when it is at odds with you cherished free market dogmas or contains even the slightest hint of environmentalism. I am very disappointed at the gall of conservatives leaping to defend British Petroleum, seemingly not giving a care to the effects their criminal negligence has had on the United States economy. It's sad that rather than support the US you folks would rather just mindlessly pound the drumbeat of "business good, government bad."

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    Re: Hayward's departure: 'Not if, but when'

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Yeah, ok In reality you can't just blame everything on Obama just because you don't like him.
    Whoa there - I'm agreeing with you on the BP criminal charges. And in the spirit of full disclosure we need a FULL investigation to find out what the government did and did not do, as well as what and when they knew it. If you call for full investigations and possible criminal charges - we need the full story, or are you saying you want to give our government a free pass? And let me be clear - I'm not laying blame about anything on anyone - I'm simply calling for a thorough investigation and let the chips fall where they may.

    If it's okay for BP to be investigated - you should have no problem with the Fed being investigated. They're both tied to this catastrophe. So what's the problem?
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Hayward's departure: 'Not if, but when'

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Mr. Hayward must know all this, what puzzles me is he continues to put his foot (nay, both feet) in his mouth almost every day, he must realize that his chances of gainful employment by any Company after his abysmal showing during this disaster are severely diminished.

    Perhaps he reasons his payoff from BP will sustain him.
    He has zero chance or zero need of finding another job after this is over.

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    Re: Hayward's departure: 'Not if, but when'

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Well, I guess we'll have to wait for a full investigation to see what criminal charges are filed, won't we?
    I don't think the guy is going to go to jail, even if they prove criminal negligence on the part of BP. Unless there is some evidence that surfaces that Hayward directly did something to lead to the spill, he is not going to be fined or jailed.

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