April 30, 2010

CAN SOMEBODY EXPLAIN THIS TO ME? “Mr. Obama said SWAT teams were being dispatched to the Gulf to investigate oil rigs and said his administration is now working to determine the cause of the disaster.” Does this mean they suspect foul play, or what?

UPDATE: Or lousy reporting. At least this report says:

The US Interior Department said it had assembled a “swat team” of inspectors to review safety at offshore drilling rigs across the US.

So it’s a metaphorical SWAT team, not a real one. Good thing, as we need the real ones to deal with blue-haired Tea Party grandmas. . . .