HuffPo summary and link to NBC Today Show lying liar doing his lying here.
It "may be down to how you define what a plume is here."
Really? Yeah, who can believe those stupid scientists and their stupid librul observations and data.
Well, here's an idea, lying oilbag BP CEO Doug Suttles. Why don't you go down to the Gulf, and take a dive. Swim around a good long time through that area where "no massive underwater oil plumes in 'large concentrations' have been detected". Then come up, and try diving repeatedly through the oil pooled on the surface. After all that, you just climb straight into your corporate jet - no pausing to change or clean up. Fly on outta there to your home airport. Get in your fancy car and drive home. Go straight to you fancy hi-tech home theater room - I know you've got one - and settle down in one of those cushy leather chairs. Have your kids gather 'round close, and attempt to feed them a snack of some oil-laden dead sea creatures you scavenged while you were diving through those slicks and swimming through those underwater plumes that are not massive nor in "large concentrations".
Then just settle in and wait, while breathing your own noxious reek, in your sticky stinky gloppy scabrous oil slicked sheath, and hope that, eventually, some stupid scientist or ridiculous naturalist or tree-hugger environmentalist or local sucka comes along and pries you from your stinky oily nest and takes you off for a 45 minute scrub down with liquid dish soap, and then parcels you off to an entirely new home some several states away, where you will never see your children again, but at least you'll be alive.
You lying stinky oilbag who lies. You, and everyone at BP associated with thinking up, writing, approving, and creating your performance on the Today show. Lying stinky oilbag who lies, BP CEO Doug Suttles.
Well said. Second best take on the issue. Best is here:
Well actually, Suttles is not the CEO. He's the COO
He isn't allowed to say something different, really. If he was honest he would betray the corporations duty to the shareholders, and he would be canned, and replaced by someone willing to lie. The people are interchangeable mouthpieces for what our laws have created. I am not sure what the way out of this is.
This may be old news for you or your readers, but this article definitely shows how massively bad BP's response plans were. At this point, I wonder if the "flaws" were intentional - that BP just created a document that would superficially provide government regulators - many of whom were probably former employees of oil and coal industry, who are there due to the revolving door between big business and government - the lip service they needed on regulation to get approval for their plans? Or is that a rhetorical question at this point?