There are probably few things I would come to Rand Paul's defense on. He's the Tea-Party nominee for Senate in Kentucky this year and he's 100% teabag. In the middle of stupid prattle about how unfair we are to big business and how anti-American criticizing "free enterprise" is, he really drew outrage by suggesting that in the scheme of things, accidents happen and that despite working to fix the well and promising to make good on damage payments, BP is just becoming the dumping ground in the blame game.
While I can't say there is isn't blame to head BP's way on this...or Transocean's... or Halliburton's... or the Interior Department... or the state of LA.... the scale of this catastrophe is just too much. Look at what is going on in the Gulf:
It's amazing it's taken this long. What good does blame do? What good is to now suddenly act shocked that left to its own for year after year, one government to the next, enormous corporations accumulate and reward excessive risk. It's oil. It's on all of us.
Please stop this well. Hope and pray. For my egrets.