Lay Your Hand on the Dashboard

…and say, “AMEN!”

…“Failure was not an option” for Gene Kranz and his Apollo 13 flight controllers and engineers. In contrast, failure clearly has been an option for President Obama and those claiming to have been on top of this situation “from day one” in his White House and in the Departments of Interior, Energy and Homeland Security. With no single, competent, courageous and knowledgeable leader in charge of a comparably competent, courageous and knowledgeable team as we had with Apollo 13, the Administration has been doomed to failure from the start. The President, without any experience in real-world management of anything, much less a crisis, has no idea how to deal with a situation as technically complex as the Gulf oil spill.

…Salazar’s empty threat to “push BP out of the way” has no basis as a realistic option and best illustrates the floundering of the Obama Administration. Indeed, from “day one,” the expertise of the entire U.S. and British drilling and production industry should have been mobilized to combat this spill, with a single experienced engineering manager in charge.

It still is not too late to start doing it right.

No. It’s not. For the love of God, it’s NOT.

But they won’t, because it doesn’t fit the “BP sucks! It’s not my fault! I’m OUTRAGED! (See my clenched jaw? )” narrative.

So we’ll have oil on the beach here by Friday, probably. And I hope the asshat gets it all over his shoes if he drops by.

3 Responses to “Lay Your Hand on the Dashboard”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    Good luck down there, THS. Jersey’s already preparing to spend gazillions to clean up this mess.

  2. Dave E. says:

    Schmitt’s column is a welcome voice of reason as opposed to what we are seeing from The One and friends.

    Good luck the next few days, THS.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    It really was, wasn’t it, Dave? And thanks, guys. It makes it all the more unbearable waiting when you just know in your heart it shouldn’t have been SO bad. It NEVER should have come to this.

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