The line-up of oil companies facing this inquistion consisted of all the major players in the oil and gas exploration, production, refining and retail distribution. Executives from Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), ConocoPhillips (COP), Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) and Chevron Corp. (CVX) had to endure the manufactured wrath of politicians who couldn't find their ass with both hands, a map and a flashlight.
Rep. Edward Markey (D., Mass.) accused all of the oil companies at the hearing of having spill response plans that are outdated and "dead ringers for BP's." Markey zeroed in on BP America Chairman Lamar McKay, asking him: "Are you ready to apologize for getting that number so grossly wrong that the capacity of federal and state governments to put in place a response was delayed because you did not do the job?"
"I'm asking you to resign," Rep. Cliff Stearns (R, Fla.) told McKay.
(they would have put me in restraints at this point, cause I would have been dancing on his head singing "You Can Kiss My glAss")
However, one oil company didn't have to attend this witch hunt. Guess which oil company did not send an executive to be grilled by the Wacky-Marxists?
Why is that?