The odd couple

2 thoughts on “The odd couple”

  1. Great post! I’ve been fascinated by those two for a long time as well. I’m kind of used to Carville being more animated than Matalin – he’s always reminded me off one of those ankle-biting little dogs. Matalin has also seemed more poised, but that might just be from BOTOX for all I know! 😆

    I do share your hopes for resolving that mess down there soonest! 😐
    LOL! Ankle-biting little dog — you nailed it. And he’s going to growl, and gnaw, and hang on until he gets some satisfaction.

  2. I watched an interview with him on this subject recently as well. It’s supremely disgusting to me that we can’t do more about the situation. We’ve succeeded in polluting one of the best fishing areas in the world, and it may not recover for decades. And, while BP will be forced to pay something for this, will it be enough? I get the impression that they only care about this because they’re being forced to care. Safety, for them, is only a concern when they’re looking at what it’s going to cost them when they’re not safe. If they could get away with having no safety and polluting areas, I think they’d do it. Ergo, the onus for forcing them to be safe is on us, and even then, they can still screw it up. Obviously, we have failed in this regard, despite having failed in the past. We have not learned our lesson yet, and now we’re going to pay for it by losing much of the gulf fishing and the wetlands there.
    They pushed to the limit (and beyond, apparently) what they were allowed to do. And our regulatory agencies allowed (and thereby encouraged) them to do it. Monetary penalties alone obviously aren’t enough anymore; maybe a little prison time for some top execs would make more of an impression.

... and that's my two cents