Progress!… "60 Spillion Gallons" Later Obama Will Finally Meet With BP Chairman
60 SPILLION GALLONS LATER: OBAMA TO MEET WITH BP CHAIRMAN
But, he still won’t meet with the CEO!
Does this mean President Obama is back in charge of the disaster relief and operations? Or, is BP? Or, maybe Salazar? Napolitano?… Do we know yet?
The AFP reported:
BP’s chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has been summoned to a meeting with President Barack Obama next Wednesday to answer questions about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, an official letter said.
Svanberg, a Swede, was invited to the meeting on June 16 with other company officials, but the White House did not demand to see BP CEO Tony Hayward, who Obama has said he would fire, if he could, over flippant comments.
“The BP Deepwater Horizon spill is the largest environmental disaster in our nation’s history,” said the letter to Svanberg from Thad Allen, a Coast Guard admiral who is leading the US government’s response to the crisis.
“The potential devastation to the Gulf Coast, its economy, and its people require relentless efforts to stop the leak and contain the damage,” it said.
Allen pointed out that BP was financially responsible for all costs associated with the response to the disaster, including efforts to plug a ruptured undersea well and protecting the coastline from a massive oil slick.
“As part of our ongoing communication, I request that you and any appropriate officials from BP, meet with senior administration officials on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 to discuss these timely issues,” the letter said.
It’s been 52 days since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion on April 20,2010. It is now considered the largest offshore spill in U.S. history. And yet President Obama has yet to speak to the top officials at BP… But he insists that he’s in charge of the situation?
Tar blobs began washing up on Florida’s white sand beaches near Pensacola this past weekend. Crude oil has already been reported along barrier islands in Alabama and Mississippi, and has impacted about 125 miles of Louisiana coastline.
As Rudy Giuliani said:
I wrote a book on leadership, and I would say that if I wrote another one I would use this as an illustration of the opposite of leadership. This thing happened over 50 days ago. The President goes on vacation twice. ”
The nation’s largest environmental disaster is also its largest leadership disaster.