… while ignoring the fact that his boss spent yet another 5 hours on the golf course.
This is so rich:
President Barack Obama’s chief of staff says BP chief executive Tony Hayward has committed yet another in a ”long line of PR gaffes” but attending a yacht race in England while the Gulf oil spill disaster continues.
Hayward faced a fresh avalanche of criticism as news circulated Saturday that he was at a yacht competition around the Isle of Wight.
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is mocking Hayward’s infamous statement that he wishes the crisis were over so could have his life back.
Referring to the yachting, Emanuel tells ABC’s ”This Week,” ”He’s got his life back, as he would say.”
Emanuel says the focus should stay on capping the leaking well and helping the people of the Gulf region.
Meanwhile, back in DC:
President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.
The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.
Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.
I believe this is the 7th time since the explosion that Obama has hit the links… nearly 10 hours of golf just in the last week.
Maybe Rahm Emanuel should turn his gaze and criticism toward the White House.
Crossposted at Brutally Honest.