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May 11, 2010

I’m Pink as Hell and I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore

Compared to the immutable faces of the bankers when they do the drill on Capitol Hill (pardon the pun), these oil execs could stand to take a few lessons.

1. If a lot of people think Code Pink is one-part carnival act, one-part background noise, the photo does seem to touch a shame chord here in harassing a head-bowed Chairman and President of Beyond Petroleum. Nice hard hat!

2. It looks like a committee minion doing dictation, but it wouldn’t have made the newswire unless it spoke of pain and suffocation.

3. If David Nagel is now BP’s executive VP in charge of dodging slings and arrows, and he’s rapidly losing friends and looking lonely in a crowd, that’s why he gets paid the big bucks.

photo 1: Jason Reed/Reuters caption: A protester holds a sign behind Lamar McKay, Chairman and President of BP America, during a break in testifying before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the accident in the Gulf of Mexico involving the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in Washington, May 11, 2010. U.S. lawmakers start two days of hearings in Washington on the deadly drilling rig explosion and the oil spill that threatens an economic and ecological catastrophe on U.S. Gulf shores.

photo 2 & 3: Mark Wilson/Getty Images. caption 2 Lamar McKay (L), president and chairman of BP America; Steven Newman (2nd-L), president and chief executive of Transocean: and Tim Probert (3rd-L) participate in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on May 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on the accident in the Gulf of Mexico involving the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. caption 3: David Nagel, Executive Vice President of BP America, sits during a break in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on May 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on the accident in the Gulf of Mexico involving the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon.

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