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Last night, Stephen Colbert, always the good samaritan, channeled our collective anger at BP over its never ending gusher. Colbert implored the president to show more anger at BP and its head, Public Enemy #1 CEO Tony Hayward. Hayward has raised our ire by saying insensitive things like he "wants his life back." The president seems to be listening to Colbert, telling the "Today" show he talked to experts and community members to find out "whose ass to kick."Full text of Obama's angry moment:
"I'm gonna push back hard on this. Because I think that this is just an idea that got in folks' heads and the media's run with it. I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf.
"A month ago, I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. And I don't sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar. We talk to these folks because they potentially had the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick. Right? So, you know, this is not theater."
Colbert's beat down of "Tony Hayward."
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