obama: i was there from day one....

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  1. manu1959
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    manu1959 Left Coast Isolationist

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    BP will pay the full cost of clean up....

    uhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......not quite....

    We had (Defense Department) resources there from Day One. This was a situation that was treated as a possible catastrophic failure from, from Day One," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

    That sense of urgency was not so apparent when White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was questioned about the incident April 23, three days after it occurred. At the time he seemed to dismiss its severity and indicated it wouldn't affect Obama's plans to open up new areas of the coast to offshore drilling.

    "I don't honestly think it opens up a whole new series of questions, because, you know, in all honesty I doubt this is the first accident that has happened and I doubt it will be the last," Gibbs said.

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    Let me be clear: BP is responsible for this leak; BP will be paying the bill," Obama said while touring the area Sunday.

    While it's true that the federal Oil Pollution Act, enacted in 1990 in response to the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska, makes BP responsible for cleanup costs, the law caps the company's liability for economic damages — such as lost wages, shortened fishing seasons or lagging tourism — at $75 million, a pittance compared to potential losses.

    The Associated Press: SPIN METER: There since Day One? Maybe not

    maybe he can call on all 57 states to help out....
     
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    that's wut his bitch napolitano said too.. "it was all hands on deck from day one." who writes their scripts Iwonder.
     
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    Coast Guard was there from day one.

    I'd dearly love to know what could have stopped the gusher by now...mastery of the wind or the tides? A big cork?
     
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    why didn't obama have the fire booms ready?
     
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    Lonestar_logic Republic of Texas

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    If they cannot install another BOP on top of the failed one, they'll have to drill a secondary well. That would take about 90 days.
     
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    What she forgot to mention:

    They were rearranging the chairs on the Titanic.:razz:
     
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    More like re-arranging the lounge chairs on Air Force One.
     
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    Do they have lounge chairs on AF-1?

    I thought Obama had them replaced with Bean Bags.:confused:
     
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    He has A Throne - With Columns.
     
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    The White House is in full spin mode and crisis management as the Obama response is compared and contrasted to the Katrina event. Too fucking funny...the goddam Dems can dish but they sure can't take it....I say too bad...you reap what you sow.
     

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