Let’s see if I’ve got this straight.
The Bush Administration got in bed with the Gulf oil drilling companies, to do the Horizontal Rent Seeking Tango. Senator Barack Obama, running for president, was well aware of the naughty goings-on, and made it a campaign issue.
Upon winning the Oval Office, President-elect Obama then appointed offshore oil-drilling enthusiast Ken Salazar, who made a small show of maybe someday promising to buy some condoms. Instead, however, Salazar continued to do the Bareback Bow-Chicka-Bow-Bow with BP. And then the inevitable happened — a massive release of great pressures.
At which point President Obama, sitting in the next room, tapped on the door and said, “Quiet down, you two — people will talk.” And then the analogy kind of fails apart, because then there’s this thing with bunches of Dutch sailors that you really don’t want me to get into.
Other than that, did I miss anything?
Oh, yeah — somehow we’re the ones getting screwed.