Obama: Um, I’m not sure if the MMS director was fired or resigned

posted at 4:10 pm on May 27, 2010 by Allahpundit

I could wring 10 posts out of that oil spill of a press conference but any more than three would be cruel to you guys, I think. So here’s the first golden moment, which even some lefties were laughing at on Twitter. After solemnly insisting that “the federal government is fully engaged and I’m fully engaged,” The One admits he’s … not quite sure what happened with the head of MMS this morning because he was busy with a bunch of other important stuff at the time. Like, for instance, meeting with the Duke basketball team. In fairness, it’s not entirely clear even now whether Birnbaum jumped or was pushed: Officially she resigned but sources tell CNN she was fired. Even so, given the growing public contempt for MMS’s embarrassingly shoddy oversight, I’m amazed he didn’t seize this as an opportunity for a “damn right I ordered the code red on Birnbaum” moment. On a day when the public’s desperately looking for authority and accountability, he’s flatly admitting that he’s out of the loop. Great work, champ. No wonder critics as far afield as Karl Rove and USA Today are whispering the dreaded K-word.

WaPo writers are touting the fact that he officially “owns” the spill now and Chris Matthews continues to hammer him on MSNBC, all of which I’m happy to play along with politically, but I’m a little hazy on what precisely people want him to do that BP isn’t already doing. Jindal criticized him over the weekend for being too slow in approving materials needed to build oil barriers for the coast, so that’s one thing. But I think our favorite liberal has it right: Most of The One’s negligence here happened before the BP rig exploded, not after.

Turns out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration back in 1994 drafted plans for responding to a major Gulf oil spill, a response called “In-Situ Burn.”

Ron Gourget, a former federal oil-spill-response coordinator and one author of the draft, told the Times of London: “The whole reason the plan was created was so that we could pull the trigger right away.” The idea was to use barriers called “fire booms” to collect and contain the spill at sea — then burn it off. He believes this could have captured 95 percent of the oil from this spill.

But at the time of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the federal government didn’t have a single fire boom on hand. Nor is there any evidence that the government required BP to have any clear plan to deal with a massive spill. How is this OK?

According to today’s report, the low-end estimate of oil in the gulf is 18 million gallons. The high end is … 39 million gallons. Total size of the Exxon Valdez: 11 million gallons.


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Who’s in Charge?

portlandon on May 27, 2010 at 4:13 PM

out of that oil spill of a press conference

Nicely played, sir.

John the Libertarian on May 27, 2010 at 4:14 PM

On top of this since day 28.

fogw on May 27, 2010 at 4:14 PM

This guy is a winner!!!!! I can’t wait to hear the media gack all over this.

search4truth on May 27, 2010 at 4:14 PM

Obama: Um, I’m not sure if the MMS director was fired or resigned

In other words, “I’m not sure what’s the most politically safe answer to that.”

flipflop on May 27, 2010 at 4:15 PM

he’s flatly admitting that he’s out of the loop.

Perhaps Limbaugh has it correct when he suggests that Obama really doesn’t want to be President. Rather Obama wants to pretend to be President.

Obama, our first pretend president.

Skandia Recluse on May 27, 2010 at 4:15 PM

This is what happens when there is too much smoke and not enough mirrors. We need more mirrors!

Limerick on May 27, 2010 at 4:15 PM

This was one of those humor outtakes…

The stupidity of big government … You can’t use that dispersant, about half the fish will die at 15 ppm, but all the fish will die in the oil, …. but … eco-Whack jobs.

I have an idea, why don’t we drill on dry land? Like Alaska?

tarpon on May 27, 2010 at 4:15 PM

that oil spill of a press conference

Heh.

Heck of a job, Bammy!

MNHawk on May 27, 2010 at 4:15 PM

We already know he was “busy” today: meeting with college students; having lunch with Bill Clinton; planning his vacation; finding creative ways to lay this at the feet of Bush … the list of Obama’s “important stuff” just goes on and on.

LASue on May 27, 2010 at 4:15 PM

the low-end estimate of oil in the gulf is 18 million gallons. The high end is … 39 million gallons

Skim, Baby, Skim!

Rocks on May 27, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Would you all just let the man eat his DAMNED WAFFLE??!!?

Sugar Land on May 27, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Hey, he’s a busy guy. BP, Sestak, Malia, Afghanistan, Arizona…you name it, it’s on his plate. So he says.

nor on May 27, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Our President is a clown.

Jaibones on May 27, 2010 at 4:16 PM

but he told them to plug the hole….isn’t that all that’s required?????

search4truth on May 27, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Gotta love the question up on the screen shot: “Is it fair to blame BOOOOOOOOSH?”

Firefly_76 on May 27, 2010 at 4:17 PM

What a complete moron! He doesn’t have a friggin clue what goes on when someone either gets fired or resigns from his administration? Fail!

Torch on May 27, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Gotta love the question up on the screen shot: “Is it fair to blame BOOOOOOOOSH?”

Firefly_76 on May 27, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Driving home last night listening to NPR….it was Cheney’s fault. He was will Haliburton fifteen years ago. Go figure.

Limerick on May 27, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Obama:

“This crisis was so UNPRECEDENTED, I could not keep up with minor matters like the MMS director resigning or being fired”

davek70 on May 27, 2010 at 4:19 PM

In other words, “I’m not sure what’s the most politically safe answer to that.”

flipflop on May 27, 2010 at 4:15 PM

“I’ll leave it up to you guys to spin it”

the_nile on May 27, 2010 at 4:19 PM

The big 0 believes being president is just a matter of shouting orders for others to do the work. I am sure he is surprised that people actually expect things of him, beside playing golf.

bopbottle on May 27, 2010 at 4:19 PM

I wish politicians could answer questions honestly. I would have said “like it matters…she’s out of the job. Next question.”

funky chicken on May 27, 2010 at 4:19 PM

1. “Hey, I look competent”.
2. “The media said I am competent”.
3. “My children think I’m competent”.
4. “I went to Harvard”.
5. “I’m nuanced”.
6. “I am the president of the United States of America”.

Therefore, I must be competent.

Logic101 is indignant.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Suffer fools who fell for this national and global abomination.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Driving home last night listening to NPR….

Limerick on May 27, 2010 at 4:19 PM

masochist ;-)

Firefly_76 on May 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Obama, our first pretend president.

Skandia Recluse on May 27, 2010 at 4:15 PM

He’s pretend, all right, but the damage he’s done to the country is all too real.

Del Dolemonte on May 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM

The saddest thing about this Press conference?

He had 309 days to practice for it.

portlandon on May 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Golly, this President stuff is hard.

ronsfi on May 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM

“Hey, look how crisp the color of my shirt is – and, see this elegant tie – and have you noticed my stride, lately, not to mention the hight of my chin”.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Perhaps Limbaugh has it correct when he suggests that Obama really doesn’t want to be President. Rather Obama wants to pretend to be President.

Obama, our first pretend president.

Skandia Recluse on May 27, 2010 at 4:15 PM

I’ve honsetly believed all along that he never really wanted the job; he just wanted to be the first black president and then move along. I also think he didn’t really expect to get the job and that’s why he was so unprepared for the job once he got it. He probably hoped he’d coast through and not have to actualy, you know, govern.

Big John on May 27, 2010 at 4:22 PM

What’s MMS?

What’s “the dreaded k-word”?

Who’s Birnbaum? What’s her first name?

Write to be understood!

Akzed on May 27, 2010 at 4:22 PM

But at the time of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the federal government didn’t have a single fire boom on hand. Nor is there any evidence that the government required BP to have any clear plan to deal with a massive spill. How is this OK?

The near future:
But at the time my uncle’s heart disease was discovered, the federal government didn’t have a single stent on hand. Nor is there any evidence that the government required the governemnt run hospitals to have any heart specialists on hand. How is this OK?

WashJeff on May 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM

but I’m a little hazy on what precisely people want him to do that BP isn’t already doing.

The left wants a complete, permanent moratorium on all domestic oil drilling and production. He’s already half way there.

The right (that’s us) wants to put this up in lights to show, once again, what a lazy, half-assed buffoon he is.

AUINSC on May 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Will Tapper let us call it ObamaSpill.

the_nile on May 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Suffer fools who fell for this national and global abomination.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Don’t forget that a bunch of blame must go to the 1/3 of Americans eligible to vote in 2008 who stayed home, many of them “to teach McCain and the Republicans a lesson.”

That worked out real well for you idiots, didn’t it?

Del Dolemonte on May 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Is it too late to dig up Hoover?

ronsfi on May 27, 2010 at 4:24 PM

“I knew a man bo jangles and he danced for you.”

Tap-tap-tappety-tap.

fogw on May 27, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Who the he-l is running this country?

Grayzel on May 27, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Yeah, I have to admit ignorance too. What is the k-word?

Firefly_76 on May 27, 2010 at 4:25 PM

K Word = Katrina

Who’s in Charge?

portlandon on May 27, 2010 at 4:13 PM

Not Obama. You have to go to the office once in a while to be in charge.

Daggett on May 27, 2010 at 4:26 PM

But didn’t this guy mock and denigrate President Bush continually?

He told us that being president is a breeze for a brilliant guy like him.

Now “he has a lot of stuff going on?”

President Bush did too, how about an apology, you graceless, witless jackass.

NoDonkey on May 27, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Democrats are the smartest and most benevolent people in history.

Inanemergencydial on May 27, 2010 at 4:26 PM

but he told them to plug the hole….isn’t that all that’s required?????

search4truth on May 27, 2010 at 4:17 PM

No, no ……. he was talkin to Bill Clinton when he said that.

oldfiveanddimer on May 27, 2010 at 4:26 PM

If one knew nothing about the oil spill in the Gulf and just listened to the Obama speech and press conference one would think:
1. There was an oil spill in the Gulf.
2. Obama was on it super quick from the minute it happened and because of his quick thinking, action and leadership the oil spill was stopped the day it started. (Hurray! Isn’t the Obama administration wonderful!)
3. Any problems found now, during or in the future are to be blamed on the previous administration.

albill on May 27, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Write to be understood!

Akzed on May 27, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Read (the links) to understand.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Most importantly, Salazar said, the existing division of the agency that oversees $13 billion in annual revenue collection will evolve into the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, move to the Interior Department’s budget and management division, and be entirely separate from Interior’s land and minerals division.

We can be sure every last drop of revenue has been squeezed from BP, and to be a little nore dramatic why don’t we say 164 million quarts have leaked into the gulf.

fourdeucer on May 27, 2010 at 4:27 PM

This guy is so completely out of his league it’s not even funny anymore. Sure the community organizer jokes were amusing a year ago but not now. America is going to pay dearly for electing this boob to the highest office in the land. We already are, in fact, but the damage he will do in the next year and a half sends chills down my spine.

Redneck Woman on May 27, 2010 at 4:28 PM

How is this OK?

Because this was a sensible disaster plan, not a campaign donation plan.

There are some good bureaucrats, but they are ruled by politicians.

“I’m the government, and I’m here to help.”

PattyJ on May 27, 2010 at 4:28 PM

1. War on the Korean Peninsula.
2. Double Dip Recession.
3. Successful Terror Attack.
4. Bestest President evers resigns.
5. Biden commits sepuku.
6. Pelosi sends in the flying monkeys!

ronsfi on May 27, 2010 at 4:28 PM

First, as I have posted in so many places and reported to my fed legislators is that Birnbaum is a lefty ideologue who was an RFK, Jr. crony. She was a staff member of MMS during the Clinton Admin. From there she went on to head a lefty envirowhacko organization filing lawsuits to block various property and industrial development. When the Dems took the house in 2006, she was back onboard the gov gravytrain as some type of aide to congress.

Birds of a feather…. Zero & Birnbaum are birds of a feather.

Kermit on May 27, 2010 at 4:28 PM

He has lowered the bar so far, no president will ever be seriously criticized without a “Well, look at Obama, you accepted what he did”.
Vacation, golf, inaction, unawareness, poor negotiations, international ridicule…this guy wins them all for being a loser.

right2bright on May 27, 2010 at 4:28 PM

K Word = Katrina

oh…thanks. I thought we passed that point already, and were in new, exciting territory.

Firefly_76 on May 27, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Read (the links) to understand.
Schadenfreude on May 27, 2010 at 4:27 PM

In the time it took you to type that you could’ve informed me!

Akzed on May 27, 2010 at 4:30 PM

What scares me? He actually believes he is doing a great job…

right2bright on May 27, 2010 at 4:30 PM

I didn’t get the K word either. The only thing I could come up with was kooky.

ORconservative on May 27, 2010 at 4:31 PM

According to today’s report, the low-end estimate of oil in the gulf is 18 million gallons. The high end is … 39 million gallons. Total size of the Exxon Valdez: 11 million gallons.

-Eco system destroyed
-Jobs lost
-All that oil wasted! ;_;

Heckuva job, Bammy. I wouldn’t hang this all on you, if you’d at least have pretended to give a sh!t. And also if you’re media allies weren’t such shameless hypocrites.

Emily M. on May 27, 2010 at 4:31 PM

“I could wring 10 posts out of that oil spill of a press conference but any more than three would be cruel to you guys, I think.”

Oh it’s okay AP. Wring away. Making fun of Odumbo never grows old.

KS Rex on May 27, 2010 at 4:32 PM

What a maroon. All that Bush hatred is just projection. President Present, indeed. Incidentally, I can understand that maybe BP had the expertise to fix the rig and the hole but surely the Army Corps of Engineers could have been doing something for the past month. Furthermore, to blame this on Bush or Clinton ignores that President Sparklefarts had the same issue on his hand and wasn’t going to do anything until it blew up. It could be that he would serve his full four years, go off in to exile in a gay love nest with Hugo Chavez content in being the only president worse than Carter, and president Palin would have to deal with the same thing.

joeindc44 on May 27, 2010 at 4:32 PM

What scares me? He actually believes he is doing a great job…

right2bright on May 27, 2010 at 4:30 PM

C’mon now. He only gave himself a solid B+. Although he did say he’d bump it up to an A- if Obamacare got passed.

Doughboy on May 27, 2010 at 4:33 PM

According to today’s report, the low-end estimate of oil in the gulf is 18 million gallons. The high end is … 39 million gallons. Total size of the Exxon Valdez: 11 million gallons.

My guess is 43 million gallons. Are we playing by “The Price is Right Rules”? Seriously, why are they using gallons instead of the standard barrel? Could it be that saying 262K to 929K barrels doesn’t sound horrific enough? Are they trying to spin this to make it sound worse? Even if this is the worst US oil spill, It doesn’t even make the top 10 list. Just like with earth quakes, disasters are handled better here than anywhere else in the world. America Rocks.

Tommy_G on May 27, 2010 at 4:33 PM

But also, these hate-filled leftists need a taste of their own Boooosh bashing dementia, so pile on…

joeindc44 on May 27, 2010 at 4:33 PM

I’m a little hazy on what precisely people want him to do that BP isn’t already doing.

He campaigned as a savior and as a figure who could supernaturally heal the environment. All we’re asking is that he live up to his campaign promises.

malclave on May 27, 2010 at 4:33 PM

When oil companies make big coin suddenly, we start hearing about windfall profits taxes. Shouldn’t we be hearing of a disaster tax credit about now?

pedestrian on May 27, 2010 at 4:35 PM

SHAZAM!! All the One had to do was yell – “Plug the D&#@ Hole” and it was fixed!! Now if we could just get him to yell “Close the D&#@ Borders!”……

texasaggie on May 27, 2010 at 4:36 PM

I didn’t catch any of this presser, I wonder what was said about Obama as a felon or Sestak being a liar.

ted c on May 27, 2010 at 4:37 PM

He doesn’t know that of course because that would be factual,and Obama is not known for being factual.

SgtRed on May 27, 2010 at 4:39 PM

he is dumber than a box of rocks. Carter, with all of his problems, was not even this much of an idiot

ConservativePartyNow on May 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM

It’s almost as if Obama has no executive experience at all.

Mr. Wednesday Night on May 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM

A “whole bunch of stuff?” Why do people think he’s articulate? There are times when he’s incredibly sloppy.

BTW, where’s that street jive accent today?

Cody1991 on May 27, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Says he doesn’t know- look like a schmuck.
Says he fired her- look like a petty hack.
Right at his pay grade.

jjshaka on May 27, 2010 at 4:42 PM

I didn’t catch any of this presser, I wonder what was said about Obama as a felon or Sestak being a liar.

ted c on May 27, 2010 at 4:37 PM

He refused to answer Major Garrett’s question about Sestak. Obama obviously didn’t wanna take any chance in incriminating himself or a member of his administration.

Doughboy on May 27, 2010 at 4:42 PM

who cares if she stepped down or was fired. There is always someone just like her in line for the job.

MMS is the little bit more conservative.. USGS.

upinak on May 27, 2010 at 4:42 PM

The whole thing was/is a cluster F@#$ from the get-go.

rollthedice on May 27, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Says he doesn’t know- look like a schmuck.
Says he fired her- look like a petty hack.
Right at his pay grade.

jjshaka on May 27, 2010 at 4:42 PM

The problem is he doesn’t know what kind of Sestak deal was cut when the MMS position was sold. The deal might have called for something to be paid back if the gravy train was cut off.

pedestrian on May 27, 2010 at 4:45 PM

So, I guess that should cover the 2010 press conference season. See y’all next year!

AUINSC on May 27, 2010 at 4:46 PM

I didn’t catch any of this presser

And you are smarter for it.

Four out of five doctors say that listening to an Obama speech lowers your IQ by a point a minute.

Look what happened to the people that voted for him, most of them are in negative territory.

NoDonkey on May 27, 2010 at 4:47 PM

This is also a classic F-up Move-up scenario.

The MMS director is not personally responsible for preventing blowouts. But the person who is and did the actually f-ing up will be promoted now because they “have the most experience in this type of thing.”

pedestrian on May 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM

It’s almost as if Obama has no executive experience at all.

Mr. Wednesday Night on May 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM

I’ve been getting more and more suspicious of this.

Inanemergencydial on May 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM

“I had a whole bunch of other stuff going on.”

Eloquent.

I wish I had gone to Harvard.

fogw on May 27, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Daddy, when are you going to be held accountable for your mess?

JammieWearingFool on May 27, 2010 at 4:50 PM

WaPo writers are touting the fact that he officially “owns” the spill now and Chris Matthews continues to hammer him on MSNBC, all of which I’m happy to play along with politically, but I’m a little hazy on what precisely people want him to do that BP isn’t already doing.

Let me take a whack at it, AP. Obama comes from the school of thought that the Federal Government is the epicenter of responsible, intellectual, and committed action. There are gradations along that philosophical scale, and I think Obama is on the extreme “pro Fed” side. His 2008 campaign was definitely on the extreme big/smart/better government side as it continually juxtaposed what he viewed as the failings of Bush with his claims of what he’d do as president. Not only that, but his campaign went so far as to leave the impression that all of Washington D.C. would be better and smarter in its governance by the election of Obama. Well…look where we are. We’re at the point where his administration is doing nothing other than walking around with an “approval” stamp for any and all ideas that BP and others come up with to solve the problem. That’s the extent of his claim of involvement, namely purely an advisory role to the efforts of BP. That hardly jives with this shmucks lofty talk of our progressive mother government. When you break this all down, yes it was BP’s fault but BP is also providing the real solution utilizing both financial capital and intellectual capital that was procured via…FREE MARKET CAPITALISM. So the calls by the Right for Obama to do more is, for me, a taunt of: “Ok, big shot. Do something about it. You want to nationalize 60% of the U.S. economy because you think government is the solution, then solve this.” Even though this may not be fair in terms of reality to hit him over the head with that meme, it’s more than fair to do so against his own claims and political philosophy. So how ‘bout it, Mighty O? You gonna plug the hole?

Weight of Glory on May 27, 2010 at 4:51 PM

But I think our favorite liberal has it right:

Nooooooooooooo
I thought it was…oh never mind;-)

macncheez on May 27, 2010 at 4:52 PM

I understand now why he doesn’t do press conferences…

d1carter on May 27, 2010 at 4:53 PM

That worked out real well for you idiots, didn’t it?

Del Dolemonte on May 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Everything going according to plan.. You are still having trouble figuring out who the bad guys are though since you are trying to blame ‘them’ for what Obama is doing.

Skandia Recluse on May 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Oh c’mon guys no one has mentioned “our favorite liberal blogger”.AP wouldn’t feel right if he didn’t get some flack for still carrying that torch.BTW AP,I still carry it ,too.

DDT on May 27, 2010 at 5:02 PM

In the time it took you to type that you could’ve informed me!

Akzed on May 27, 2010 at 4:30 PM

True

K = Katrina
MMS = Minerals Management Service (in the news since all this happened, them flopping at their job, etc.)
Birnbaum = head of MMS, aka a dummy

On the other hand, none of this is new and instead of accusing AP, reading does help.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2010 at 5:04 PM

It’s almost as if Obama has no executive experience at all.

Mr. Wednesday Night on May 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Quote of the day! Thanks for the laugh!

truetexan on May 27, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Biden being interviewed n 2011: I’m not sure if he resigned or was impeached–I’ve had a lot of stuff to——–

dragondrop on May 27, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Everything going according to plan.. You are still having trouble figuring out who the bad guys are though since you are trying to blame ‘them’ for what Obama is doing.

Skandia Recluse on May 27, 2010 at 4:55 PM

No, no, you are the one with the trouble…

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Dear Akzed,

Yeah, ’cause it’s our purpose to serve you.

Pablo Snooze on May 27, 2010 at 5:05 PM

What is the k_word?

mechkiller_k on May 27, 2010 at 5:08 PM

…but I’m a little hazy on what precisely people want him to do that BP isn’t already doing

Make sure that the freelance fishermen who are helping with the cleanup effort don’t get sick from the chemicals and so forth? They just had to send 125 boats back.

They’re blaming BP, but surely The One could help direct his agencies to make sure they have the protective gear they need since putting his boot to BP’s neck doesn’t seem to be working out all that well.

Buy Danish on May 27, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Like Fox News headline:

Obama: We’re in Charge,
But ‘BP Is Responsible’

In other words, Obama takes any and all credit for anything positive or successful, everyone else is to blame for any mistakes or failures.

albill on May 27, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Well [Mr., Mrs.. Ms] Freude, were you around here during those raucous McCain threads where the conservatives were being told we needed independents if McCain was going to win?

Did you notice all those disgruntled democrats and independents at the townhall meeting raising cain about health care?

Why now is it the conservatives who didn’t vote that are the problem when it’s the independents and moderates you need to win an election?

It’s all a waste of time, but if’n I ain’t doing this, I gotta go out in the hot sun and chop weeds.

Skandia Recluse on May 27, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Obama:’Um…you’re gonna have to ask Bill Gates about that…Look!! A rainbow!!’

BigWyo on May 27, 2010 at 5:21 PM

I am pretty sure this guy is one of the O’s chief advisers on this. Let BP handle it. The Government does not have the resources. However, odumber could tell the EPA to let the people of LA attempt to protect their shoreline.

cobrakai99 on May 27, 2010 at 5:22 PM

What’s “the dreaded k-word”?

Akzed on May 27, 2010 at 4:22 PM

You really needed help on this one? People have been talking about it for weeks now.

Esthier on May 27, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Don’t forget that a bunch of blame must go to the 1/3 of Americans eligible to vote in 2008 who stayed home, many of them “to teach McCain and the Republicans a lesson.”

That worked out real well for you idiots, didn’t it?

Del Dolemonte on May 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Can we stop blaming voters for McCain’s bad campaign? He lost this, and I’m not sure there are a lot of people convinced he would have been significantly better.

Esthier on May 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Obama: Um, I’m not sure if the MMS director was fired or resigned

So much for being on top of things, since day 1. LMAO!!!

Distraction for the press. Obama: Hey…there are skittles for sale in the lobby. Fresh from the unicorns butt. Get em while they’re still fresh! ;)

capejasmine on May 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM

MMS – Mineral Management Services

K – word - Katrina

Ms. Birnbaum – Scapegoat employee from MMS who was fired/resigned this morning.

Apparently there were some wild going ons at MMS, government employment more fun the you would think, especially if you don’t mind breaking the law.

Cindy Munford on May 27, 2010 at 5:51 PM

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