I don’t know how “progressive” Dollar Bill Jefferson’s replacement in Congress has yet to be, but when Joseph Cao (R-New Orleans) clowns BP like this, you have to believe it didn’t come from the “Making Shyt UP” category (hat tip, Heather at Crooks and Liars):

“Mr. Stearns asked Mr. McKay to resign,” Cao said. “Well, in the Asian culture we do things differently. During the Samurai days, we just give you a knife and ask you to commit harakiri.”

Harakiri is a form of ritual suicide that was practiced by samurais who committed serious offenses.

Yikes, that’s kinda harsh.  But Cao lives in the district that, once again, is most seriously impacted by Corporate greed and the failure of Government Agencies like the EPA to enforce EXISTING regulations, in the hopes that a catastrophe like this would “never happen”.  Forget about dergulation – there’s some perfectly good regulations on the books in the Federal Government that would have either foreseen, or at least mitigated the damage being done in the Gulf by this oil spill.

I can’t help but think that the premise of the book and the movie, “The Pelican Brief” was basically a forerunner of what would and could happen if the Gulf wildlife wasn’t protected by ecology minded advocates, and look what is going on.

Obama’s “Katrina”?  Not hardly.  The MSM needs to GTHOOH with that mess.  Look how long it took them to blame Gee Shrubya for his response to Katrina’s devestation.  Fox Noise doesn’t even blame him at all, TO THIS VERY DAY.

There have been some more recent instances of harakiri committed by Asian CEOs who haven’t done have the stuff that Wall Street, BP, the “too big to fail” banks and so on, have done.  And they did so because failures went down on their watch; they did not pass the buck for the failure on to some low-rung lackey who could easily be fired.

BP CEO Tony Hayward is whining about how “he wants his life back”.  Jeez, ya think those in the Gulf Region don’t want their lives back, too, Tony?  They had barely made a move towards normalcy five years after Hurricane Katrina, and now this environmental FUBAR.

I’d advocate if I thought it would do anybody in the Gulf any good.  It won’t.

But every now and then, it’s good when some Republicans act like they have some common sense, and tear strips off those who need it.

Let’s see how long it lasts before his ReThug bretheren take him to task for shooting off his mouth at their Corporate teats.

update from rikyrah: here’s the video

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