Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama Delays Oil Spill Recovery Efforts For San Francisco Fundraiser With Oil Heirs

From the NRSC:
With millions of gallons of crude oil wreaking havoc on the Gulf of Mexico, the White House announced today that President Barack Obama will assess the efforts to stop the massive oil leak... but not until after he hosts a fancy fundraiser... with wealthy oil heirs Ann and Gordon Getty in San Francisco this evening.

As CNN reported today..., “The events are scheduled to be held at the Fairmont Hotel, in the city's affluent Nob Hill district, and at the home of Ann and Gordon Getty, wealthy philanthropists who head their family's billion dollar trust.”

The decision to hold a fundraiser with Getty – the heir to the multi-billion-dollar Getty Oil fortune – draws even further attention to the President’s misplaced priorities as he flies across the continent for a [political] fundraiser while a major man-made disaster damages the ecosystem and economy of the Gulf Coast...

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