Skip to comments.Gibbs: Obama hasn't talked to Hayward because BP board calls the shots
Posted on 06/09/2010 6:26:32 PM PDT by Nachum
When President Obama was asked by NBC's Matt Lauer why he had not yet called the CEO of BP about the Gulf oil spill, he said he assumed CEO's just told presidents things they wanted to hear.
On Wednesday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs had another answer.
Gibbs said Obama hasn't called CEO Tony Hayward because -- according to what Gibbs called the "executive structure of corporate governance" -- the CEO alone isn't the final word on company decisions, which are made by the board of directors.
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Heckuva job, Barry!
So then, he has talked to the BP board right?
What a mess these people are.
OK, so has he offered to kick BP’s Boards Ass?
I don’t believe it is ineptitude or incompetence any longer, the more we hear, the more it appears to be willful malfeasance.
“the CEO alone isn’t the final word on company decisions, which are made by the board of directors.”
Well that is technically correct. Took those geniuses how many days to come up with that?
Oh Please, the BP board is keeping the US faux president of the US from talking to Heyward?
Gibbs is a dolt.
So he has been in charge from day one, but he is not in charge?
Obama would rather meet with Hamas than Hayward.
In Obama’s world, the underwear bomber gets mirandized and access to a lawyer, BP is guilty before there is any information about what happened on the Deepwater Horizon.
It’s easier to malign the man and the company on camera than it is to meet with him and tell him what your thoughts are about the problem. Because if you meet with him, you have to have something coherent to say. And usually one on one conversations don’t permit use of a teleprompter.
Matt Simmons says BP will file bankruptcy within a month
Glib Gibbs speaks for his nibs.
But, but, but, I thought Caligula said that HE was definitely in charge from DAY ONE and that the WH was making all the decisions.
They must think we can neither remember nor read.
What a STUPID DOOFUS Gibbs and the WH PRESS CORPS ARE!!!!!
I’d imagine the Board doesn’t have the time to talk to BO right now. Some impressive experience in that group.
How Gibbs has managed to stay in that job for so long is beyond me. The man is a daily laughingstock. Well, his lapdogs in the media don’t thing so, but everyone else in America does.
What do we have for a President and an administration?
Obama ALWAYS says BOTH SIDES of EVERYTHING!! ALWAYS!! Just depends on who he is talking to, but he LAWAYS takes BOTH SIDES......VERY CONVENIENT FOR THE STUPID PEOPLE!!
What utter BS. Zero said he didn’t mind negotiating with Iran but he won’t meet with CEO of BP... maybe if the head of BP were a black and/or Muslim then zero would have met with him.
All zero knows is to follow Alinsky and Alinsky didn’t preach how to actually solve problems - just how to create them.
So who the hell has Salazar been giving orders to at BP?
In all my years I have never seen or heard a president behave the way 0 does. Today's Wall Street Journal absolutely nails it.
Robert Gibbs, the coolest and most sexy man in the world!
Someone else said it, he is deliberately letting this thing get out of control while blaming others and plotting how to use this to HIS ends.
“Alinsky didnt preach how to actually solve problems - just how to create them.”
Unfortunately the quarterly board meeting conflicted with the Paul McCartney night. However, Obama has cleared his calendar for the next quarterly board meeting.
Fortunately they’re fooling fewer and fewer. I saw on another post where even DemocraticUnderground is furious at the WH. The lower he sinks in the polls, the more Obama parties.
Yeah, that’s the ticket, Obama. If people see you partying every other day, they’re sure to love you, right? /s
Some of them are probably on his 'staff'.
I work for a Fortune 500 company that everyone would know if I spelled out their three letter "name" Believe me, oh please believe me, If we did something like BP, our CEO would have his door removed! Our CEO would damn well be talking to the president every minute between senior staff meetings.
Willful malfeasance indeed! Absolute, low down black liars are Zero's lackeys - and their is only one person on this planet with the power to force these staffers to lie.
Impeachable offenses, every g*# Da%n day with these people
Lmao! that was great :)
This administration is Who’s On First ..on steroids .
First Barry makes a huge mess with his Miss Cleo act -
“ I already know what Hayward will say, so I don’t have to speak to him. “
Then Gibbs compounds it with his usual moronic Gibberish .
This is unbelievable.
Hmmm...visual image forming...
I agree Gibbs is a dolt....BUT, I’m glad I don’t have to go before the public and try to explain and make sense out of POTUS comments!
One can only imagine the Bush-Bashing-Bonanza had Bush been President and said something like that.
So then firing Hayward would be just as ineffective as everything else 0bama’s done.
Yes indeedee! There was an article on here where McConnell said they wrote the cap and trade bill.
I saw that.
Just “singin’ it as it comes to ‘em”
So much for kick ass. What a girlyman.
Does Gibbs imply that the Board of Directors would act any differently.
Here we go. Just searched it:
That’s going to hurt oversees. A lot of UK press right now about how unhappy they are with Bambro’s attempt to essentially bankrupt them. UK teacher, police and fire retirement funds are dependent on BP.
I know. That was one of the lamest excused I’ver ever seen. So much for “kicking ass”.