I’ve had just about all I can stand of this feigned self-righteous indignation I’m reading and hearing about from all corners of America about BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg’s “small people” comment. Who in the hell do you all think you are? Have you ever heard the term “ugly American?” If not, all this whining, crying, and gnashing of teeth is precisely an example of where that term comes from.
And, no, I’m not giving BP a “free pass’ on anything, nor am I saying they have no price to pay for the ACCIDENT in the Gulf, but you guys have got to give this “small people” comment/non-issue a damn rest already.
In case you’ve been on Mars lately, here’s the allegedly offensive remark by BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg:
“I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy companies or don’t care, but that is not the case with BP. We care about the small people.”
From a piece in the Tampa Bay news, we have this lovely gem: