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- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Monday, May 3, 2010

Wonderboy Demonizes BP

You'd think an attorney who even 'taught' at a major university would understand the necessity of not convicting a firm in the court of public opinion.

Especially one who is now president.

How, then, is it that Wonderboy issued a flat declaration that "BP will pay" for the oil spill cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico?

Has Wonderboy already read through all the pages of the contract between BP and TransOcean, from whom the oil firm leased the rig responsible for the spill?

That would be a lot of reading! More than he managed to do on his own health care bill!

Wow, such a busy little president!

In fact, we all know he did nothing of the sort. He didn't read either document.

More to the point, who is to say that, under the contract's terms, TransOcean didn't violate some clause, or misrepresent the rig's condition, such that it is actually liable?

BP is self-insured, but we don't know about TransOcean. Maybe the latter's insurer will pay.

It just makes no sense for a president to shoot off his mouth with statements that he can't possible know are correct.

An officer of the court should know better. A president who is an attorney should know much, much better.

But are you surprised that our First Rookie exhibits such poor judgement on this matter? Why should the Gulf oil spill be any different for showcasing his naivete and poor judgement than any other governmental matter on which he's spoken since his inauguration?

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