Saturday, June 19, 2010

So what do you people want him to do?

Open a vein?

BP chief executive Tony Hayward took a day off Saturday to see his 52-foot yacht "Bob" compete in a glitzy race off England's shore, a leisure trip that further infuriated residents of the oil-stained Gulf Coast.

While Hayward's pricey ship whipped around the Isle of Wight on a good day for sailing -- breezy and about 68 degrees -- anger simmered on the steamy Gulf Coast, where crude has been washing in from the still-gushing spill.

"Man, that ain't right. None of us can even go out fishing, and he's at the yacht races," said Bobby Pitre, 33, who runs a tattoo shop in the crossroads town of Larose, La. "I wish we could get a day off from the oil, too."


Another genius opines:

"I think everyone has the right to do what they want in their free time, but he doesn't have the right to have free time at all," said Canevari, who scouts the bayous, bays and Gulf for driftwood and other found objects, and turns the debris into nature-themed art. "Not until this crisis is resolved."

You know, it would have a bit more weight if the complainers weren't a taboo guy and a starving artiste. Perhaps some fishermen--or maybe some one in the oil business.

Fox did manage to find one guy who apparently is a shrimper. He managed to get closer to right than tattoo guy or the starving artiste--he's "not pleased that Obama was playing golf and BP's CEO was at a yacht race while his life is on hold." Although, honestly, neither one can really make a big positive impact on this situation, and they may be doing more good by staying the hell out of the way.

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