BP CEO Tony Hayward must be getting ready to resign, because the company’s official position is that he’s not resigning.
Click here to read more on the resignation rumor.
The best bet in reading the oil spill news is that whatever BP says, it’s really the opposite.
At this point, it seems clear that Hayward should not be given the opportunity to resign. He should be fired. Not just because of all the stupid things he’s said, like “I want my life back,” while 11 of workers are dead, an oil rig lies on the sea floor, and the Gulf is being poisoned before our very eyes. Nor is it because he had the temerity to race yachts in the middle of a crisis that has grounded thousands of fishing boats.
He should be fired according to the very standards he set early on in this spill.
On the front end of this disaster, Hayward said BP would be judged not by the spill but by its response to that spill, which he called “extraordinary” in a May 13 video. Click here to read my column on this video. And click here to see the video.
The only thing “extraordinary” we see in the news is the continuing gaffes in stopping the leak and containing the spill.
Shouldn’t Hayward be held to the very criteria he set for himself?