Thursday, June 3, 2010

Oil paranoia

On Monday I was riding home from the airport with Metrocars (recommended, by the way) and because neither the driver now I could remember the frequency for the NPR station, I was enjoying the rare and exotic pleasure of listening to Rush Limbaugh.

A caller asked Rush if he did not think that Obama had orchestrated the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as a pretext for nationalizing the oil industry.

To his credit, this was too much even for Rush - though one wonders how Glen Beck would have handled it - and he gave the caller a long and reasonable enough talking to about why this was actually, as it is, a very bad thing for Obama in several senses.

Still, the woman seemed completely sincere. Wow. She should get out more or at least apply Smith's law: "never assume malevolence when incompetence will do".

1 comment:

W W said...

I hope you are only in jest in coining "Smith's law". Such a statement has quite a history:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon%27s_razor

As usual, the Brits appear to have hit the nail on the noggin in this case.