PR Disaster: White House Criticizes BP CEO Yachting photos while Obama takes weekend off to catch some Links

The Mainstream media shows it’s bias once again.  In an interview with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on ABC program, “This Week” Emanuel tells BP CEO Tony Hayward: Stay out of PR as pictures arise of him in a Yacht race just a day after he was relieved from the Oil Spill response. Comparatively, The POTUS, who said he would not rest until the oil spill was contained, is catching some Links with little criticism from the Media

Host Jake Tapper asked for Emanuel’s reaction to new photos of Hayward sailing on his yacht today in the waters off the coast of Britain.

“Well, to quote Tony Hayward, he’s got his life back, as he would say,” Emanuel said with a smile. “And I think we can all conclude that Tony Hayward is not going to have a second career in PR consulting. This has just been part of a long line of PR gaffes and mistakes.”

“But, beyond that photo,” Emanuel explained, “there’s really a substance here that matters. That’s clearly a PR mistake, but he’s made a number of those mistakes. What’s important is: are we capping the well? Are we capturing the oil? Are we containing the cleanup? Are we filing the claims? Are we also cleaning up the mess? That’s what’s important.”

Emanuel said the new Hayward photos would be “fodder” and that “people will chew over this,” but he insisted that important thing was “dealing with the problems down in the well and dealing with the problems in the region.”

via Rahm to Yachting BP CEO: Stay out of PR – Political Punch.

Pool Report: June 19, 2010

POTUS, who was not seen by the pool, left the South Lawn at 1:01, bound for golf at Andrews.

Motorcade of SUVs, which stopped at most lights, was uneventful and featured waving tourists and the occasional oblivious driver, who soon became knowledgeable of their surroundings with some encouragement using lights and sirens.

POTUS, still out of sight of the pool, arrived at 1:30. His playing partners are unknown to this point.

Now heading to our holding place.

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Pool Report #2, June 19, 2010

Just got word POTUS’ playing partners are Biden, Marvin Nicholson and former campaign photographer David Katz.

Pool is holding in the food court at Andrews.

via Pool Report: June 19, 2010 – The Page by Mark Halperin – TIME.com.

But Bush played Golf-  Not after 2003 he didn’t

Bush Says He’s Not A Golfer In Wartime

President Bush said yesterday that he gave up golfing in 2003 “in solidarity” with the families of soldiers who were dying in Iraq, concluding that it was “just not worth it anymore” to play the sport in a time of war.

“I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf,” Bush said in a White House interview with the Politico. “I feel I owe it to the families to be as — to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.”

via Bush Says He’s Not A Golfer In Wartime – washingtonpost.com.

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