For Immediate Release. Monday, June 21, 2010 — As oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico from the leaking BP well, President Obama has fun at a June 18, 2010, Washington Nationals v. the Chicago White Sox baseball game in Washington D.C. (Picture below) The Obama administration continues its politicizing of the disaster response in an attempt to deflect blame from President Barack Obama in his failure to play a more proactive and responsive role in mitigating and recovering from the effects of this disaster. The Obama administration has failed to lead and organize a proper response to this catastrophic event. President Obama has failed as a leader to properly coordinate the federal response as the United States faces unprecedented economic and environmental challenges resulting from the oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.
In an interview with ABC News on June 19, 2010, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel continued the political attacks by the White House on BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward. On a rare day off on Saturday, June 19, 2010, Mr. Hayward attended a yacht race. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's response to this was "This has just been part of a long line of PR gaffes and mistakes. I think we can all conclude that Tony Hayward is not going to have a second career in PR consulting."
President of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski said, “What is White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel ‘s response to President Barack Obama's attending a baseball game? Also, attending with the President was Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Senior Advisor David Axelrod. Should not the President and his staff be concerned about the environment disaster that occurred under his administration as mush as BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward?"
President Barack Obama having fun at a baseball game on June 18, 2010.
Oil continues to flow Into the Gulf of Mexico and the Obama administration continues its politicizing of the disaster.