Update – After meeting with President Obama, BP to set aside $20 Billion fund for people and small businesses in the Gulf.
President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office last night. He spoke of the oil spill in the Gulf and holding BP accountable and making them pay for the financial impact of this eco-tragedy.
A bitch found the speech short on specifics…and yes, that is beyond frustrating given the fact that this address to the nation is about a month and a half overdue.
Short of putting on scuba gear then diving into the Gulf and plugging that motherfucking leak his damn self, President Obama is not gonna please anyone on this shit.
A bitch suspects that if Obama did get his dive on and plug that leak his political opponents would find fault in his dive technique, accuse him of engaging in political theater or declare scuba diving proof that he’s an elitist who is out of touch with regular Americans who can’t afford to dive.
That’s neither here nor there…that’s just politics.
And politics will not stop the oil from gushing in the Gulf.
Hopefully those relief wells will and they aren’t due to be complete until August or September.
Here’s some realness - we are all invested in making sure the federal government gets their act together.
Not just progressives who would like to see reforms put in place to prevent disasters like this in the future.
Not just conservatives who seek political benefits from the Obama administration’s mishandling of this shit even as they navigate the tricky waters of advocating for off-shore drilling in a time when the masses are being confronted with the all too real dangers of drilling off-shore.
We the people need the Obama administration to get a handle on this shit…to take the lead and govern the nation through what will be a long and painful multi-stage disaster relief for the Gulf.
So, now that the Oval Office speech is over and meetings with BP executives are gonna happen, this bitch is looking for action and for some oversight that will address the fact that my ass isn’t confident that the same company that got us in this mess is now being charged with getting us out of it.
Which takes me back to the lack of specifics in last night’s speech…
…and my growing fear that any day now we’re gonna see BP approach the leak with a roll of duct tape and prayer.