British Petroleum led off with its prominent leader only to discover testifying before a group of angry Democrats and Republicans who are attempting to outdo the other in protestations of anger at the oil spill is not exactly the best approach to calming the American public. BP chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg, mumbled to the media, “it is clear that Tony(Hayward) has made remarks that have upset people.” Gee, why should Americans be upset when the head of a company that is dumping millions of gallons of oil into our waters informs the US government that he doesn’t have a clue on what caused the oil spill, and knows even less on how to fix the problem. Oh, he did mention that BP was not entirely responsible, because “other companies” were also at fault.
Bye, bye, Tony, and we welcome American born Bob Dudley who is now in charge of cleaning up the mess. Then again, if “other companies” are responsible, shouldn’t they be appointing someone to step in and help solve problems?