The big, impressive seven-member oil disaster commission is about to meet. Will they be as toothless as previous commissions? Will there be a modicum of schadenfreude to appease an angry and wounded America? Will we be throwing things at our Tee Vee Machines? Stay tuned. The answers to these and other questions will be revealed on July 12th:
(Reuters) - A U.S. presidential panel to probe the cause of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and recommend new rules to prevent future disasters will hold its first public meeting in New Orleans on July 12 and 13, its co-chairs said on Saturday.
Gulf Coasters who have had to endure the BP atrocities will be heard. In fact, we can be confident that they'll be quite vocal. The question is, will they be in the least bit satisfied, will there be any meaningful resolutions, and will my Tee Vee Machine survive my projectile pillows, balled up tee shirts, and cat toys?