Bloomberg Defends BP CEO

Hayward 'didn't exactly blow up the well,' NYC mayor says
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2010 4:45 PM CDT
Bloomberg Defends BP CEO
In this May 30, 2010 file photo, BP PLC CEO Tony Hayward talks to reporters as he visits a Coast Guard command center in Venice, La.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

(Newser) – BP CEO Tony Hayward is one of the least popular men in America right now, but he has at least one supporter: Mike Bloomberg, the New York Daily News reports. HIzzoner says critics should remember that "the guy that runs BP didn't exactly go down there and blow up the well," and warns against excessive recrimination: "If you want him to fix it and they're the only ones with the expertise, I think I might wait to look, assign blame, and til we get it fixed, I don't want him focusing on anything other—the lawyers."

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