Every time a BP executive appears on television, I think of the garage scene from the movie Animal House.
An expensive car belonging to Flounder's brother has just been trashed on a drunken road trip, and the smooth-talking Otter comforts the distraught Delta pledge with these cheery words:
"You f----- up! You trusted us! Hey, make the best of it.'"
If only the BP guys were half as honest.
"The oil is on the surface,'' Hayward said. "There are no plumes.''
He sounds just like the pet-shop owner in the famous Monty Python sketch who is trying to convince a disgruntled customer that his extremely dead parrot is only napping.