Setback: BP cap in limbo over gov't questions

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    Wasn't it you and the rest of your ilk who just a month or so ago, were railing against Obama for not being involved ENOUGH? Piyush Jindal comes to mind.
     
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    Don't think the govt questioned the other caps.

    Why this one now?????
     
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    Spin one again.
    We did NOT want him doing what he cant do, such as find a solution. He should leave that to the professionals
    We wanted hm to do what he CAN do, such as lift the Jones Act.
     
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    Seems like they just want more info about the risks of tightening the cap, how that will affect the well.


     
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    It should be painfully obvious to one and all that the main function of the government these days is to Get In The Way.
     
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    I saw the guy from BP (didn't catch his name) on tv yesterday saying that the cap will be closed in increments, rather than just an on/off type thing, and that they don't know if problems will arise with the well once the cap is tightly closed. They've never done this before, they're a mile down and there is a lot of pressure coming from the well. I don't know that BP can answer the fed's questions because this is a first, but . . . all possible scenarios/info should be discussed and looked at ahead of time, imo.
     
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    Sole let's say the pressure blows the cap off.
    Will that be worse than not trying at all?
     
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    Let's imagine that BP goes full tilt and installs the cap. then, under the massive pressure exuded by both the gushing oil and the ocean depths, the well springs leaks at weaker sections of the casing making the stoppage damn near impossible.

    Would the right blame BP for installing a defective solution? Or, would the right blame Obama for letting them do so?

    My bet is the right would blame Obama for anything anyway because Obama is not a Republican! Just as Letterman said: "Rush Limbaugh's New York apartment has a magnificent location. It overlooks all the flaws of the Republican Party."

    Folks want the government to be small and ineffective. Right up until the oil washes onto their beaches.
     
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    "Cant let a good crisis go to waste" ... they have to milk it so it works in their favor.
     

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