That’s Right Nate

Thoughts from a right thinker.

Give Tony Hayward His Life Back

leave a comment »

It has been over 60 days since the Obama administration fell asleep on the job and the chaos of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was born.   My question is after 60 days, haven’t we beat this thing to death yet?  Were we this vindictive against Jesse James, Tiger Woods, or Lady Gaga.  Surely, the time has come to move on and give Tony Hayward his life back.

Hayward is the CEO of BP and this whole thing has been very disruptive to his life.   Only this week people were giving him a hard time for going to a yacht race around the Isle of Wight in England instead of staying in Louisiana.  Excuse me, but how can they have a yacht race in the gulf?  The oil would require massive scrubbing on the yachts.

Its no wonder that Republican congressmen have described the attack on BP as a “shakedown”.   As we require them to pay for this damage, who looks after their share holders?   The people who live on the gulf should understand that this is a hazard that they are voluntarily subjecting themselves to.  It isn’t like Hayward has been heartless.  Do you think BP doesn’t care?  As BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg put it, “I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy companies or don’t care, but that is not the case with BP. We care about the small people.”

How much more can the public ask for.   Even Toy Story 3’s beloved Randy Newman doesn’t care for small people or short people anyway.  All Tony Hayward has ever asked for is his life back.  After two months, it is time for the American people to honor this request.  The man and the company have been hounded enough.

Advertisements

Written by thatsrightnate

June 21, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: