Relieved of his duties as captain of the biggest environmental catastrophe in history, after last week’s stonewalling in D.C., BP’s CEO Tony Hayward, former head of exploration and production for the oil giant, got a piece of his “life back” this weekend by participating in a yachting competition!
Originally the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., the multinational later changed the name to British Petroleum, then BP. And who can forget the other principles, Halliburton and TransOcean. In this intense piece, 60 Minutes speaks to a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon blowout, who revealed problems long before the spill.
In a thrilling series against the Celtics, the Lakers won back-to-back championships in a 7th-game nail-biter at Staples Center! The teamwork was great, led by Kobe and Pau Gasol. Fisher, Odum, and Sasha Vujacic, off the bench, made important hoops.
On the national stage since Sept. ’08, I had hoped that by now Sarah Palin would be long over. But she has just begun: bestseller, handsomely-paid speaking engagements, Fox News forum–and the ear of a constituency. I watched her endorse candidates in the last weeks. Here in California I saw Carly Fiorina’s ads proudly announced: “Endorsed by Sarah Palin!” 3 of her 4 picks won their primaries. She speaks in sound bites, the media loves to cover her; she knows her audience, and how to incite them. A male friend told me that’s she’s sexy. Her whiny voice is slightly more modulated; she must be taking lessons. This woman is very calculating…and dangerous.