Whose ass to kick

"Take me to your degreaser."

Day 50.

The prez is showing a little fire in his belly, if a tad belatedly. I know, I know, losing his temper kind of goes against the Obama Cool (and he has Rahm Emanuel always ready to launch a few ballistic F-bombs).

But finally, some anger in the West Wing. As the very recently retired Helen Thomas quoth in the movie Dave: “Thank  YOU, Mister President!”

CNN reports: “A variety of critics have accused Obama of being too cerebral in his reaction to the undersea gusher now fouling the Gulf of Mexico, of failing to put the full force of the administration and of putting too much trust in oil company BP. But Obama told NBC his deliberations have been more than academic.”

Obama says he’s talking to experts to learn “whose ass to kick.

Mr. President, may I make a suggestion for starters?

British Petroleum chief executive Tony Hayward

And can someone tell me how is it that every time something goes horribly, spectacularly awry that the name “Halliburton” inevitably pops up?

As ProPublica reports:

“Weeks ago, in Congressional hearings that President Obama called a “ridiculous spectacle [3],” BP blamed the failed blowout preventer [4] owned by Transocean, and Transocean blamed the cementing process performed by Halliburton [4].”

So the burning question is: What did Dick Cheney know and when did he know it? And isn’t it about time to disclose his undisclosed location?


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