"British Petroleum's Chief Executive, Tony Hayward, was all over the airwaves saying his company accepts responsibility for the disastrous oil spill off the Gulf Coast. At the same time there is a growing chorus of irresponsible and absurd comments from the far right linking the oil leak to possible sabotage.
First, President Barack Obama basher and radio blowhard Rush Limbaugh pointed the finger at 'environmentalist wackos.' He opined, 'What better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plants, than by blowing up a rig? I'm just noting the timing here." Then Dana Perino, the former White House Press Secretary under President George Bush, said on Fox News, "You have to wonder whether there was sabotage involved." No Ms. Perino, Americans wonder why you and Limbaugh are so reckless with your comments."
Joe Peyronnin writes for Huffington Post May 3, 2010.
"Michael Brown: Obama Wanted Oil Spill" (Huffington Post)
"Congressman Compares Gulf Coast Oil Spill To 'Chocolate Milk,' Says It Will 'Break Up Naturally'" (Huffington Post)
"Texas Governor Pans Drilling Safety Regulations, Suggests 'God' To Blame for BP's Oil Disaster" (Raw Story)
"Graham Backs Expanded Oil Drilling Despite Gulf of Mexico Spill" (E2Wire)
"Palin Promotes Offshore Drilling in the Middle of Oil Spill" (Raw Story)
"Va. Officials Reconsider Support for Drilling After Gulf Oil Accident" (Washington Post)