Previously, we saw Rush Limbaugh suggest the Gulf spill was caused by sabotage by environmentalists to stop drilling offshore (and to avoid major oil spills in the future). Then, Sarah Palin joined in to argue that indeed the oil spill was the fault of environmentalists and their laws protecting the oceans. Now, the theme is being picked up by candidates. This week, GOP candidate Bill Randall alleged possible collusion between the government and BP in causing the spill. Randall is running for the 13th Congressional District seat in North Carolina.
Randall’s comments came at a press conference to answer questions over his military record and educational background. He proceeded however to offer this gem:
“Maybe they wanted it to leak, but then it got beyond what was anticipated and we had an explosion and loss of life,” Randall said. “Is there a cover up going on? I’m not saying there necessarily is. But I think that there are enough facts on the table for people who really need to do so to do some investigative research and find out what went on with that.”
My only complaint is that other possible conspirators have been left out of this expanding investigation:
1. Beef producers trying to get the surf out of “surf and turf.”
2. California tourism companies.
3. Hugo Chavez because he is Hugo Chavez
4. Illegal immigrants from the ocean floor
5. Gay marriage advocates who want to direct attention away the end of the trial in California.