In the information age the oil spill has drowned Haiti out of the news cycle. It is time for BP to make amends and win back the respect of the global community. They can do it with an eight-word press release: "BP will build every water well in Haiti."
It'd just be heartwarming to see you use all of this negative attention to your advantage, unless you feel like this Charlie Brown thing is working for you. Give me a call when you're ready to plot and scheme.
BP is clearly in the game to maximize profits, and the higher they can push prices through their trading on exchanges, the better for BP's bottom line. How many other producers worldwide are playing the same game?
Those who gravitate to management positions -- such as the people who appear before hearings to explain oil spills -- are not the brightest, but usually the middle third in university classes, the "people" persons and power strivers.
By choosing the RICO approach, the Gulf Coast attorneys hope to provide an avenue for all Americans impacted by the disaster to stand up to the oil companies and prosecute them in civil court for their unlawful conduct.
We in the theatre have known for a long, long time that the show must go on. I'd venture to say that there's only one man in Washington who knows this in his bones -- National Endowment for the Arts chair, Rocco Landesman.