President Obama clearly wasn't impressed with the fingerpointing that went on between BP, Transocean and Halliburton in this week's congressional hearings.
BP: Transocean was running the rig
Transocean: BP was buying the oil
Halliburton: Ummm, they both did it. No, not us, not our lousy cementing job.Â Nope.
John Boehner: It was an act of God.
Oh, and MMS: Hey, we just slept with oil representative babes and rubber stamped safety plans.Â You mean they lied to us?
Today Obama gave a news conference (sans questions) in which he essentially told BP, Transocean, Halliburton and the MMS to grow up.Â No more excuses, just stop the dang leak (with apologies to John McCain's recent "dang fence" laugher ad).
Plenty of blame to go around, said Obama, so no one should be pointing fingers at anyone else.Â You, and we, are all to blame for screwing this up.Â Now get out there and stop the oil.
Check out the video here (since I don't think YouTube has it online yet).