I am responsible. These sum up the words of Fearless Leader the other day, in describing the ongoing catastrophe left behind by the demise of the Deepwater Horizon. For those who read literally–he was not claiming that what happened was his doing–but rather that someone was going to take point position in cleaning up the wreckage.
This was not the case a week or so ago when the Three Stooges of BP, TransOceanic, and Halliburton were on the congressional hotseat. Finger pointing was the order of the day there, with Moe McKay, Larry Newman, and Curly Probert blaming each other. The only excuse not heard was that it was “God’s Will”, and they got dangerously close to whipping that one out. We always get some good Nyuk Nyuk’s out of Halliburton’s stooge–this time was no exception.
Watching the plumes of oil and drilling mud, courtesy of BP’s “catastrophe camera” stream–I stop to think that I need to fill up my Jeep today. What the hell if it only gets 16 MPG around town. We are not moving away from petroleum before my demise, so “Keep the Jeep” will be the order of the day. Let the greenie weenies drive their little putzmobiles around. I might have to haul something big and heavy.
Sarcasm or position? Or a little of both as a scene from “The Graduate” comes to mind: