Sunday, June 13, 2010

Say what you mean and mean what you say

What a lot of fuss about the supposed UK-US animosity over the BP oil spill disaster. Now some people in the UK are in a huff because Obama called the company British Petroleum rather than BP, as it has been known for some time. This slip is being interpreted as a slur on Britain. Former Conservative Party chairman Lord Tebbit accused him of giving a "xenophobic display of partisan political presidential petulance against a multinational company". All I can say is "Huh?" That comment is about as clear as the water around the coast of Louisiana....

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