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!!