Saturday, June 05, 2010

Larry King Live interviews President Obama in oil spill, immigration

President Obama appeared on Larry King Live Thursday June 3, although his appearance was delayed slightly by Anderson Cooper’s continuing coverage of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

The interview attracted less Internet attention than Michelle Obama’s interview in February.

The president said “I am furious at the entire situation, because somebody didn’t think through the consequences of their actions”. The president also said that the worst case scenario, as he understood it in late April, might have been less than the worst that he feared.

The president also expressed disagreement with Arizona’s recent anti-illegal immigration law, saying it could lead to profiling.

The president also said "This is the best job on Earth."

Here is CNN’s blog entry.

On Saturday, CNN covered the opportunities for individuals to go down to the Gulf to help with cleanup, as volunteers or perhaps short term BP employees. That could add jobs and cut unemployment, although not in a way that we want.

Richard Herman, attorney, said on Saturday that even a misdemeanor conviction against BP or some of its officers could lift the cap on civil damages, which would be $75 million until there was a criminal conviction.

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