Reading at the Crossroads

Reading at the Crossroads is an archive for columns and letters which appeared in the Terre Haute Tribune Star. I also blog here when my patience is exhausted by what I feel is irritating, irrational and/or ironic in life. --gary daily

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Shut Up, Barton. Love is never having to say "I'm sorry ." And we know who you love, baby.

President Obama said he was taking names and kicking oilasses. He did just that.

Now here’s the Republican response to BP’s crime. They shuffle in, hat in hand, heads bowed, and we have to hear conservative bigwigs Steele, Bachman, Price, Inhofe, Barton and how many others, issue apologies to BP!

Next thing you know Paul and Palin, embarrassed by the anger of the “small people” of America, will be suggesting we should all shape up, see the real good in corporate giants who have their heels on our collective necks. Maybe the Drill, Baby, Drill crowd wants us to send Hallmark cards thanking BP for their great work in the Gulf. Sounds like it.

“Republicans on the Hill have calculated that President Obama's successful demand that BP set up a $20 billion escrow account to pay out claims is ripe for political attack. In the wake of Wednesday's White House announcement, a host of GOP officials are raising questions about both the process by which the deal was made and the deal itself -- going so far as to apologize to BP on America's behalf.

"I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday," said Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) during a hearing on Thursday morning with BP's CEO Tony Hayward.

BP did the crime; BP should pay their dime.

Thank you President Obama for doing the very angry “small people’s” work so well.


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