When Fleet Street talks, Wall Street listens!
For some days now, a meme flies over the pond about poor BP getting a raw deal from “bitter Americans”. Not surprisingly Mayor Moneybags sees his BP stock go down and tells us
“The guy who runs BP didn’t exactly go down there and blow up the well,” the
Oh, well! Could the zero people who are out there, promoting the idea that BP CEO Tony Hayward went down to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig to personally blow it up kindly shut up?
“And what’s more if you want them to fix it and they’re the only ones with expertise, I think I might wait to assign blame until we get it fixed,” Bloomberg said.
He concluded sarcastically:
“There’s got to be someone who’s culpable in everything. C’mon.”
That’s the guy Obama supported over the Dem candidate, btw.
Bloomberg: Obama’s Basically On a Fixed Income
.In Bloomberg’s vocabulary, fixed income is when an oil spill doesn’t affect your portfolio.
Since the UK meme started with the Mayor of London, and was supported by the Mayor of NYC, here’s the response of the Mayor of NOLA
“Quite frankly, I would suggest that London Mayor Boris Johnson park his anger at the waters’ edge and redirect it towards BP,” Landrieu said. “This is not America vs. Great Britain. It’s people, families and their livelihoods versus a negligent corporation that is responsible for the loss of 11 lives and an oil spill that threatens our coast, our environment, and our economy.
“In fact, our entire way of life is at risk. So we are going to hold BP accountable for the damage done,” he said. “While Mayor Johnson is concerned about their pension funds, we’re concerned about the lives and livelihoods of our people.”
mentioning the ocean and birds and fishes would have been nice too.