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Roger Ebert: "Obama accused of eating ice cream cone while the oil is still gushing. Bush was out to lunch for eight years."
BP reportedly agrees to $20 escrow fund requested by Obama last night. BP chairman after meeting with Obama: "We care about the small people." Paging Randy Newman…..WSJ today with story on how boycotts of BP hurting local owners of gas station who did nothing wrong. Check out AP picture of Elvis impersonator (left) hired to ask local motorists in Pensacola for support. … Pro Publica: Tally by states of illnesses caused by oil leak far exceed those kept by BP. Surprise!…. BP hires private security "thugs" to keep people and media away from its "black water"….
Good Kevin Drum piece taking issue with recent Tea Party analysis and asserting that they’re really nothing new, just predictable reactonaries. And deficit concerns just drummed up by rightwing media…. Rep. Souder, who quit last month after admitting affair, for some reason is still giving interviews and claims even prayer and hymns could not save him.