If Rachel Maddow Were President

June 30, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

From the Center for Biological Diversity’s June 24 newsletter. I saw Rachel Maddow give her talk on TV, and thought it was brilliant. Of course, it would have been better if she had mentioned population. If you missed it, you can link to it below.

If Rachel Maddow Were President — Watch Video of Fake Oval Office Gulf Speech

After hearing President Barack Obama’s Oval Office speech about the Gulf disaster last week, TV/radio host and political commentator Rachel Maddow couldn’t stop thinking of what she wished he’d said. So the next day, she made her own speech.

Her first declaration? “I, as fake president, stand on the side of the American people and say to the industry, ‘From this day forward, if you cannot handle the risk, you no longer will take chances with our fate to reap your rewards.’ ” She then went on to promise daily presidential updates on spill cleanup and containment efforts, command all BP personnel to attend “booming and skimming academies” and compel the passage of a climate bill this year that doubles or triples emissions-reduction targets and gets us off oil for good. “The oil age, America, is over,” she concluded. “If you are with me, let your senator know it.”
All we have to say is: Bravo.

Watch Maddow’s speech for yourself.


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