At least he didn't call us "peons," "riff-raff," "lackeys" or "vassals"

Oops! Another BP exec displays his contempt for all us silly little people:

“I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy companies or don’t care,” [BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg] said. “But that is not the case with BP. We care about the small people.”

Which “small people”? The (now dead) workers you ordered to proceed with insanely risky drilling without adequate precautions, against their professional judgment? Or the (now ill) boat captains you’ve got cleaning up (a tiny fraction of) your mess whom you’ve been spraying toxic Corexit on from helicopters and forced to sign documents not to sue BP? Or the meddlesome reporters you’ve hired rent-a-thugs to keep away from “your” (public) beaches and islands? Or the hundreds of millions of Americans desperate to know the truth whom you’ve repeatedly lied to and prevented journalists from sharing the full story with? Or the millions of Americans whose wealth and livelihoods rely completely on a healthy Gulf of Mexico whom you’ve suddenly impoverished?

I challenge you to name one “small person” you’ve shown any concern for!

You’re so incompetent and unempathetic you can’t even keep secret your honest feelings about us “small people”!

Posted by James on Thursday, June 17, 2010