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John Hofmeister offers real world soultions for the oil spill
Thursday, May 27, 2010@ 7:05 PM
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The Pragmatic Oil Spill Fix That BP’s Still Waiting On

May 25, 2010 at 9:34PM by Mark Warren

So on MSNBC tonight, first on Hardball, Chris Matthews excoriated the White House’s irresolute response to the Gulf catastrophe, quoting John Kennedy from the American University speech: “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.” Instead, Matthews said the White House was treating the spill as if it were “a BP problem, to be solved by BP.” He then went on to say that we as a nation must immediately find the resolve to end the calamity on the Gulf Coast, and he called for getting tankers into the Gulf and “sucking up that oil.”

Just after Matthews, on tonight’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister (whose important new book, Why We Hate the Oil Companies, came out just today), was asked by Olbermann: “So whatever happened to the idea that supposedly had worked in the Gulf of Arabia, with supertankers?”

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