Taking Credit Where Credit Isn’t Due.

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This morning while driving, I was listening to the morning news. Certainly one of the big stories is the initial success of BP’s efforts to FINALLY cap the Deep Horizon oil spill. Well, wouldn’t you know it, the report was accompanied by audio clips of President Obama’s reaction to the news:

“This larger, more sophisticated cap was designed to give us greater control over the oil flow as we complete the relief wells that are necessary to stop the leak,” Obama said.

The president added, “either we will be able to use it to stop the flow or we will be able to use it to capture almost all of the oil until the relief well is done. But we’re not going to know for certain which approach makes sense until additional data is in.”

Uhm…. What’s this “we” crap? Correct me if I’m wrong, but there is no “we” here. It was BP that capped the well, not you Mr President. You didn’t design and manufacture the new cap. You didn’t swim down there and place the cap. At least have the decency to give BP credit for finally doing something right. If anything, the credit should go to former President Bush, since, as you constantly remind us, BP and other oil related companies are his cronies. They are the ones who designed and implemented the capping procedure. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard him take credit where he really has none. Funny how he won’t take credit for the sluggish economy, which IS directly influenced by his flawed economic and supposed reform policies.

UPDATE: Looks like I’m not the only one who noticed this.

PS. Another thing that bothers me about President Obama, is the way the world revolves around “him”. Of course the world kind of does revolve around him… well, because he’s President of the United States! No, that’s not what I’m talking about. He always talks about himself – “I fixed this”, “I did that”, “I think we ought to…”, etc. etc. In the spirit of Vodkapundit, here is a fun game. Next time you listen to an Obama speech or interview, take a shot every time he say the word “I”. You’ll be throw’d off drunk within two and one third minutes.