Obama Blames Folks For Things He Imagines They Would Say

    First, there was this: Obama, in an interview with NBC’s “Today” show, broadcast Tuesday, said he hadn’t spoken directly to BP CEO Tony Hayward because his experience tells him someone like that would say “all the right things” and that he’s more interested in action than in words. [Source.] Now, we have this: I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this | Read More »

    Obama Blames Folks For Things He Imagines They Would Say

    First, there was this: Obama, in an interview with NBC’s “Today” show, broadcast Tuesday, said he hadn’t spoken directly to BP CEO Tony Hayward because his experience tells him someone like that would say “all the right things” and that he’s more interested in action than in words. [Source.] Now, we have this: I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this | Read More »

    I wonder who got fired over the Birnbaum oopsie.

    Actually, knowing this administration, I wonder if somebody got fired for it: It was a remarkable moment in President Barack Obama’s press conference Thursday: just hours before, the head of the Minerals Management Service had left the top post at the agency that oversees offshore oil drilling. And yet, the president said he didn’t know whether Liz Birnbaum had resigned or been fired. If he | Read More »

    I wonder who got fired over the Birnbaum oopsie.

    Actually, knowing this administration, I wonder if somebody got fired for it: It was a remarkable moment in President Barack Obama’s press conference Thursday: just hours before, the head of the Minerals Management Service had left the top post at the agency that oversees offshore oil drilling. And yet, the president said he didn’t know whether Liz Birnbaum had resigned or been fired. If he | Read More »

    MMS Chief Out: ‘Heckuva Job, Lizzie!’

    President Obama, quick to criticize George W. Bush for his appointment of a lightly-qualified Michael Brown as FEMA director, apparently learned little from his predecessor’s mistake. In today’s press conference, President Obama claimed to know nothing of MMS Director Liz Birnbaum’s sudden departure. Whatever. Let’s consider Liz’s qualifications to be the head of the agency charged with regulating rigs like the Deepwater Horizon and 30% | Read More »

    MMS Chief Out: ‘Heckuva Job, Lizzie!’

    President Obama, quick to criticize George W. Bush for his appointment of a lightly-qualified Michael Brown as FEMA director, apparently learned little from his predecessor’s mistake. In today’s press conference, President Obama claimed to know nothing of MMS Director Liz Birnbaum’s sudden departure. Whatever. Let’s consider Liz’s qualifications to be the head of the agency charged with regulating rigs like the Deepwater Horizon and 30% | Read More »