Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MME Knew About BP Well Problem in February

Bloomburg reports that the Obama administration - MME in specific - knew of the troubles with the well BP was drilling in the Gulf of Mexico as far back as February.

What did President Obama know about it and when did he know? The Bloomburg article is dated June 17, 2010. Where's all the investigative reports with this disclosure? Do 'journalists' simply now solely rely on White House talking points and story lines from the DNC? On MSNBC this morning, Mika openly admitted she has a file she's "been working the White House" in collecting talking points on this tragic event, as she blurted out on the Morning Joe radio show. No one questioned her about that action. Jack Welch was the guest at the time and he did tease her briefly as he answered another question and she challenged his answer, but that was it. She blames Rudy Guiliani for the necessity of this file from the White House - she claims he was unfair about his opinions on the handling of the crisis.


On Feb. 13, BP told the minerals service it was trying to seal cracks in the well about 40 miles (64 kilometers) off the Louisiana coast, drilling documents obtained by Bloomberg show. Investigators are still trying to determine whether the fissures played a role in the disaster.

In early March, BP told the minerals agency the company was having trouble maintaining control of surging natural gas, according to e-mails released May 30 by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is investigating the spill.

No wonder the White House is in such heavy cover-your-ass mode lately.

The administration that promised to be the most transparent in history now relies on willing blondes co-hosting morning talk shows to rattle off the re-writing of their history when a man with proven leadership qualities dares to criticize Team Obama.


From Bloomburg - "The incident was a "showstopper," said Robert Bea, an engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who has consulted with the Interior Department on offshore drilling safety. "They damn near blew up the rig."


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