… says BP, in this infuriating advertisement that appeared in today’s New York Times:
To begin with, this is pure spin. Pure, 100% spin. There is no other reason for the corporation to be spending money on advertising. Which is disgusting, times 100 million. People have lost their livelihoods. The Gulf of Mexico is a mess. And you’re telling us “We will make this right”? Are you friggin’ kidding me? Are you?
Secondly, there is no “making this right.” None. You might do a relatively OK job of cleaning things up. But it’ll never be the same; never be close to the same. And if I’m one of the people directly impacted by this disaster—someone who works on a shrimp boat; someone who lives off the environment—I sue BP for a gazillion dollars … plus legal fees.
And, speaking of incredible, yesterday George W. Bush told an audience that he was proud of waterboarding terrorists, and that he’d do it again. He also has no regrets over the war in Iraq—even though, ahem, the evidence didn’t pan out. Please re-read that. And do it again. Yes, he would continue to waterboard people. Yes, he’s proud of Iraq.
Dear God. How was this man ever president? Love Obama, hate Obama—he’s intelligent. And capable of admitting blunders. And, apparently, evolving. But not Bush. Same ol Shrub …