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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The revenge of BP

There must be a certain shadenfreude in the corridors of BP, or 'British Petroleum' as Obama liked to refer to the company. The company's share price bounced back against Obama's attempted scapegoating and continues to recover healthily; the damage turned out to be far less than hyped, and mostly the fault of, er, Halliburton. Or should that be 'Halliburton US Inc'?

Meanwhile Obama's rankings have slumped, millions of Americans have abandoned him and his chances of a second term are ranked as slim. He's just taken a huge slapping in the mid-terms and his 'socialism lite' branding isn't gaining any traction in the US. His anti-British rhetoric, stemming from the way we dealt with the 'Mickeys' (Mau Mau) in his Kenyan ancestral homeland, is also failing to connect with an America now more at ease with its own treatment of Iraqis, at a time when ex President Bush can defend waterboarding without a murmur of indignation at home. 

Interestingly, this redneck teabag hasn't quite grasped things yet; I'm just impressed that he's managed cursive script rather than BLOCK CAPS:-


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tony Hayward for Prime Minister.

Nice to see a man that doesn't kow-tow to the Septics.
They only hate him because he didn't wring his hands, tear his clothes, and wail his sorrow in the false show of sympathy they have become used to from their own people.

Good for him.