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The Top 10 Quotes of 2010

We're not witches, either

(Newser) - Remember when Christine O'Donnell solemnly looked into our eyes and declared, "I'm not a witch"? That little gem has topped (well, tied for tops) 2010's list of most memorable quotes, according to the Yale Book of Quotations. Giving O'Donnell a run for her money was Tony Hayward's "... More »

BP's Hayward: If Only I Had an Acting Degree

And so what if I went sailing, he harrumphs in first in-depth interview

(Newser) - Tony Hayward's lips are flapping again, which usually doesn't bode well for Tony Hayward. In his first in-depth interview since his departure from the company's helm, BP's vilified ex-CEO is unrepentant about wanting his life back and going sailing as the Macondo well gushed, and generally feels like he "... More »

BP Report: Everybody Screwed Up

Inquiry concludes spill was result of interwoven mistakes

(Newser) - BP has published its own report on what went wrong on its doomed Macondo well, and predictably, the blame gets spread around among "multiple companies and work teams." While admitting BP workers misread pressure readings, the oil giant points its finger squarely at TransOcean's rig crew and Halliburton's... More »

Defiant Hayward: I Was Spill's Whipping Boy

Says he was vilified for doing the right thing

(Newser) - "I became a villain for doing the right thing," departing BP head Tony Hayward said in his first interview since resigning, complaining that he had become a whipping boy in the US because "people find it easier to vilify an individual more than a company." In... More »

Lockerbie Hearings Stall as BP, Brits Stonewall

Senator blasts 'outrageous' witness refusals

(Newser) - The US Senate wants somebody to explain why the Lockerbie bomber was released, and both BP and top UK officials are answering with a resounding "Not it," postponing hearings due to start tomorrow. Key witnesses refused to testify—including outgoing BP boss Tony Hayward, former UK Justice Secretary... More »

In Bob Dudley, BP Has Picked Another Loser

He messed up business in Moscow so badly two governments got involved

(Newser) - Talk about failing upward: John Helmer, a Moscow-based blogger and journalist, reacts to BP's promotion of Bob Dudley to the CEO spot vacated by the humiliated Tony Hayward with incredulity. "To pick Dudley requires a spill of brains in the BP board room that is blacker than the spill... More »

Hayward to Get $18M Golden Parachute

Lawmakers slam payoff for Tony Hayward

(Newser) - Booted BP boss Tony Hayward will be getting a compensation package worth more than $18 million to soften the blow of having to step down amid heavy criticism. Hayward, who is leaving by mutual consent in October after 28 years with the firm, has a contract which includes a $930,... More »

BP Confirms Hayward Exit

$17B loss bared, Bob Dudley to take over

(Newser) - BP has confirmed that embattled chief executive Tony Hayward will be stepping down as of October. Hayward will be replaced by American Bob Dudley, whom BP's chairman describes as "a robust operator in the toughest circumstances." The announcement came as a statement accompanying BP's quarterly earnings update revelaed... More »

Tony Hayward Will Exit in October

Still no official word from BP

(Newser) - Tony Hayward's impending exit, long grist for the rumor mill, will take place in October, a BP source tells the BBC. There's still been no official announcement from BP, but the source says Hayward will be reassigned to the oil giant's joint venture in Russia; his compensation package is unknown.... More »

BP 's Hayward Headed Toward Exit

BBC says he's 'negotiating his exit deal'

(Newser) - It's long been rumored that the end is nigh for Tony Hayward, but the BBC now says the BP CEO is "negotiating an exit deal" that will be announced within 24 hours' time. The company continues its line that Hayward has the "full support" of the board and... More »

Dave's Latest Top 10 Target: BP's CEO

Brilliants ways Tony Hayward can improve his image

(Newser) - David Letterman knows a thing or two about image repair, and last night he had a few suggestions for bumbling BP CEO Tony Hayward, compliments of his Top 10 list. Should Hayward follow tips like "No. 10: Catch Osama" and "No. 2: Hang out at BP station, let... More »

Meet Bob Dudley, BP's Tough New Gulf Boss

American Bob Dudley takes over spill management

(Newser) - Now that Tony Hayward has gotten his life back , BP is turning to a yank—Bob Dudley—to salvage its Gulf debacle, and the managing director may actually have had tougher jobs than this one. Dudley made a name for himself by steering BP's Russian consortium through a bizarre political... More »

Steele Zings Obama for Golfing While Gulf Burns

Compares him to Tony Hayward, tells him to ditch concerts, too

(Newser) - Michael Steele would like Obama to give up golf—among other things—for as long as the Gulf is a mess. "Until this problem is fixed, no more golf outings, no more baseball games, no more Beatle concerts, Mr. President," he said. But Steele didn't drop it there.... More »

Emanuel: BP's CEO 'Got His Life Back'

Hayward has no future in PR, says Rahmbo

(Newser) - Rahm Emanuel isn't so sure that BP CEO Tony Hayward should keep his day job, but he definitely should rule out a career in PR after his yachting debacle. "Well, to quote Tony Hayward, he has got his life back,” Emanuel told This Week, adding that, "This... More »

BP's Tony Hayward Spends Day at Yacht Race

The gaffe-prone CEO causes another PR kerfuffle

(Newser) - The Internet is awash in "getting his life back" jokes. A day after being relieved of day-to-day duties on the Gulf spill, BP CEO Tony Hayward jetted overseas to watch his yacht (named "Bob") compete in a swank race off the coast of England, reports AP . As... More »

BP Used Cheaper Well Design in Gulf

'Long string' is riskier for deepwater sites

(Newser) - Two more of those cute oil-drilling phrases to keep track of: "long string" and "liner tieback." Both refer to well designs, with "long string" the cheaper of the two because it's relatively easy to execute. "Liner tieback" is more complex, and thus more expensive, but... More »

BP Pulls Hayward From Spill Duties

Chairman says he'll deal with media more

(Newser) - Looks as though Tony Hayward’s getting his life back after all. The BP CEO is handing over operations in the Gulf of Mexico to managing director Bob Dudley and heading back to England, at least for a while, chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg tells Sky News . Hayward probably won’t be... More »

Tony Hayward's Favorite Line: I Don't Know

If Tony Hayward is a guide, you need to know nothing

(Newser) - Joe Barton may have stolen some of the thunder at yesterday's congressional hearing with his BP apology and retraction , but let's not forget the performance of CEO Tony Hayward, who did "his best imitation of a blowup doll," complain Jason Linkins and Ben Craw. If Hayward is to... More »

Barton Retracts Apology to BP

Texas Republican regrets use of word 'shakedown'

(Newser) - Well that was fast. The Tony Hayward grilling hasn't even finished in Congress, and Joe Barton already is walking back his earlier apology to BP . "I apologize for using the term 'shakedown' with regard to yesterday's actions at the White House in my opening statement this morning, and I... More »

Fellow GOP Congressman Wants Barton Off Panel

Florida lawmaker blasts apology to BP

(Newser) - A fellow Republican has called on Joe Barton to step down from the House Energy Committee for apologizing to BP's CEO. Rep. Jeff Miller, who represents the Pensacola district of Florida—one of the areas most affected by the Gulf oil spill—said Barton's conciliatory comments to Tony Hayward "... More »

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