Columnist: BP Should Tell Whining Americans To Take A Hike
Instead of the apologetic, by-the-book PR campaign it has been conducting, Lynn, with tongue seemingly apart from cheek, writes that BP "should tell the U.S., and everybody in it, to go take a hike. In reality, the U.S. is guilty of the most appalling hypocrisy. It's too late to rescue BP's reputation now; all it can realistically hope for is to salvage as much money for shareholders as possible."
He also suggests hiring the "the nastiest, meanest lawyers that money can buy" to fight lawsuits instead of ad agencies and PR types to burnish its image. "George W. Bush was the most-hated man in France," he reminds CEO Tony Hayward, "but since he wasn't looking for any votes in Bordeaux, it didn't count for much." Bottom line (and that's what we're talking about, right?): "Sorry about the oil spill, but so it goes. Goodbye and goodnight."