Turns out one way to make everyone in America hate your company is to have it spill oil on most of America.
Just how low is BP’s approval rating? Somewhere between Hitler, and Sadaam Hussein holding a picture of Hitler [via ThinkProgress].
From an NBC/Wall St Journal poll:
Indeed, the poll shows that only 6 percent have a favorable rating of BP. In the history of the NBC News/Journal poll, Saddam Hussein (3 percent), Fidel Castro (3 percent) and Yasser Arafat (4 percent) have had lower favorable scores, and O.J. Simpson (11 percent) and tobacco-maker Philip Morris (15 percent) have had higher ratings. [emphasis added.]
The Juice is back, baby!
Oh, and the poll also says something about Obama’s approval rating going down, because this country is falling apart in virtually every conceivable way. To be fair, only part of that is Obama’s fault! But then also there’s this:
A day after replacing the top American general in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama said Thursday that U.S. troops could remain in significant numbers in the country well after his withdrawal timeline begins next summer. [emphasis added.]
That is totally Obama’s fault, and regardless of how that affects his numbers that news should be met with extreme distain (though not with surprise). Ugh.
Halfway through The Armies of the Night, John Knefel couldn’t help but think that this country needed another massive demonstration at the Pentagon that called for an actual end to our two occupations and secret war in Pakistan. Knefel knew that without a draft any sort of mass mobilization would be next to impossible, yet he couldn’t shake the feeling that something had to be done. In the absence of any clear path forward, he considered just marrying and divorcing a bunch of women and developing a drinking problem. Yeah, maybe that would work, he thought as he hit publish.