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Did I not get the memo?

Gulf of Mexico oil slick: Sarah Palin fuels anti-British sentiment – Telegraph.

Apparently we’re still fighting off the Brits.  Or something. Maybe we’re trying to get the crown out of Canada (for their own sake)? Beats me.

Also, this sort of rabble-rabble seems to be early promotional material for her 2012 run at the GOP candidacy. Which ought to be spectacular failure. Why is still still relevant in US politics? If it’s the tea party, then they’re losing points fast. I can’t imagine that this is the sort of isolationist foreign policy that they want to see out of a candidate. Somehow I thought we were past that -grown up, if you will.

Consider these points:

  • US companies have caused such disasters in the past, often in foreign countries.
  • Multinational companies such as BP might as well be American – they are traded on the US stock market and are more embedded into our economy than simply being importers of fine petroleum products.
  • Todd Palin worked for BP until last year.
  • BP is working on cleaning it up. But this isn’t just you’re run of the mill tanker leak. It’s also not a park full of litter. You can’t just “go and clean it up.” It’s more like an engineering problem.
  • BP’s stock is probably a good buy right now.
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