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Mmmahh I’m President Obama, See?

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“Listen here, B.P, we’re taking you for $20 billion, see? If you don’t like it you can tell it to the dead fishes in the oily Gulf of Mexico when I fit you for cement shoes, see? Mmmahh!”

Was that not the shittiest impression of a Prohibition-era mobster you’ve ever heard? God, the only person who would be worse at it than me would be a professorial, intensely calm, skinny black guy in his late 40s. That of course didn’t stop Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) from apologizing to B.P. C.E.O Tony Hayward this morning for the Obama adminstration forcing them to set up a huge escrow fund to pay victims of the Gulf Oil Spill; Indeed, Barton called it “a tragedy…that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as…a $20 billion shakedown.”

A shakedown? Really? The Obama administration finally holds B.P.’s feet to the fire for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history and this makes him a Batman villian? Maybe in Barton’s wackadoo mind Barack had his goons Legs, Louis, and Crusher kidnap Hayward, throw him in a 1920s roadster and bring him to the White House, where Obama (dressed in a flashy pinstripe suit) held him for ransom. Oh won’t someone please call Dick Tracy!

Barton has since apologized, and even the G.O.P. leadership is pissed at him, but that doesn’t make what he said go away. Nor does it turn off the Bat Signal. You know that thing runs on petroleum, right??


Written by Your Benevolent Editor

June 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm

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