In a follow-up to yesterday's post, how's this for a neat shift of responsibility: "'From the moment this disaster began, the federal government has been in charge of the response effort,' Obama told reporters at the White House. 'As far as I'm concerned, BP is responsible for this horrific disaster.'"
Okay, maybe it's just me, but I don't get the correlation here. It's BP's fault that this "horrific disaster" happened, so it's the government's job to oversee the cleanup?
This assumes that the government is the only entity capable of cleaning up an oil spill, which is painfully obviously not the case. If someone is responsible for a mess, it's not up to the government to micromanage the cleanup. It's up to the mess-maker. We all learned this when we were little kids. What's changed since then?
Again, the government needs to get out of the private sector. Otherwise, a whole bunch of almost-anarchists like me are going to take over in a few years...
Read the story the Obama quote was taken from
here and read another piece of the saga here.