Friday, May 14, 2010

POTUS is pissed - Updated 2X

Still waiting for video but Obama's presser on BP's Gusher in the Gulf is getting rave reviews. Word has it he was livid behind the scenes and they say he was visibly angry on camera this afternoon.
Turning his wrath directly at BP, Halliburton and other companies with roles in the leak, Obama curtly dismissed their testimony before Congress earlier this week as "a ridiculous spectacle."[...]

"The system failed, and it failed badly," he said outside the White House.

"For that, there's enough responsibility to go around, and all parties should be willing to accept it. That includes, by the way the federal government."
He went on to attack the cozy cronyism between the government agencies and the oil corporations, is calling for a complete overhaul of MMS, ordering safety inspections of all existing rigs and a hold on any new drilling under existing permits.

Good to hear he's showing a little emotion for a change. Will update with the video when it becomes available on youtube.

Update: Still no video, but I changed the link to my pal Ken Bazinet's post at the NY Daily News because I liked his rendering better and McClatchy has the full text of his remarks.

Update Two: White House has finally put up the archived video. I can't embed it but you can view the presser here.

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Anonymous joe in oklahoma said...

He does well when he is angry. I just hope it is honest anger and not just a show.

2:11:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I think it's honest anger Joe. God knows mine is.

2:42:00 PM  

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