We have news of the BP guy jetting off to the Isle of Wight to watch his yacht in a race around the island.
Today, I saw a piece that didn’t reference criticism, but I assume there was some, where the White House press people were defending Obama going to a baseball game Friday night with his daughters and playing golf on Saturday afternoon.
My totally objectively indefensible take is that the BP guy is stupid. With all of the bad PR BP has had, self-inflicted much of it, you don’t get onto a private jet and fly across the Atlantic to watch a yacht race, especially when you own a piece of one of the yachts.
Obama? Again, objectively, maybe he shouldn’t; but, he can’t go to a night game to watch the new amazing Nationals pitcher with his kids and then grab an afternoon hitting balls? Baseball, mom and apple pie. Golf, just a touch upper middle class.
White House PR? Probably not a good idea to have Rahm Emmanuel ripping the BP guy on the Sunday morning shows just after his boss was recreating rather than studying up on deep sea drilling and capping technology.