Speaking of BP, John Boehner wants you to know he’s on top of the oil spill situation. Unlike President Obama or even fellow Republican Bobby Jindahl, Boehner (R-First Unlicked Window on the Right) hasn’t been wasting his time sunning himself in Louisiana. After all, God made orange spray-on tans and tanning booths for a reason. No, John goes right to the heart of the matter.
“I think the people responsible in the oil spill–BP and the federal government–should take full responsibility for what’s happening there,”
In short, it’s not just BP’s fault that they took dangerous shortcuts on safety precautions that would have prevented this. Oh, no. John, normally a deficit hound, wants the government to pay for it.
You know, the government you and I pay for with our taxes.
Because, after all, if we hadn’t wasted a year debating things like – Oh, I dunno. The economy? Healthcare? Trivial stuff like that – BP would never have blown a gas well and wrecked the Gulf Coast for years to come.
Never mind that John is part of that same federal government he wants to pay for BP’s mess.
And never mind that this was not a government operation, the type John loves to say never works.
I think a little less spray-on tan is in order, John. Those fumes are going straight to your head.