SAHEM62896 saidI don't think that the boycott is going to prevent BP from the financial wherewithal to clean up the mess THEY made. Saying that it's our responsibility to buy BP gas so that they have the money to do so is a cop-out. Didn't these morons flourish under Dubya's reign like every other oil company? What happened to THAT cash? $1000 umbrella stands?
Yep, it's all Cheney and Bush's fault.
Just like 9/11 was. I mean, really, they had been in office for 9 whole months and they should have been able to thwart those attacks. It happened on THEIR watch.
And the Obama admin had only been in power for a mere 15 months when the BP oil spill started. Can't possibly expect the Obama appointed administrator of MMS to have done anything to stop all the Bush/Cheney corruption in that time.
There was a flood in Arkansas over the weekend and 19 people are dead. I suppose that was caused by Bush/Cheney too.
Look, the point is, that from day 1, the people in Louisiana at the local / parish level have been begging the Federal government for containment booms, skimmer boats and most importantly, the permission to build protective sand berms so that the oil wouldn't hit the barrier islands.
All they've gotten back from the Feds is "that's EPA's and the Army Corps job, don't build the berms, we will once the environmental impact studies come back."
Everyone down there knew exactly what was going to happen, and some of the parish Presidents even got fed up with the delays by EPA and the Army Corps that they started building the berms on their own, in direct violation of the Feds wishes.
But it's too little, too late.
The point here is... the Federal government can't get things right no matter who is in power. So stop with the Bush/Cheney blame game.