May 2: 7 Best Moments From Sunday Talk
Janet Napolitano talks about the foiled Times Square terrorist attack, BP’s chairman defends his company, and Hillary Clinton slams AZ’s immigration law. That and more in our roundup.
Janet Napolitano on the Times Square Bomb: “We Are Alerting Everybody to Be on Their Toes”
On This Week, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that they have no evidence that the attempted car bombing in Times Square Saturday night was anything other than a one-time attempt. That said, she did assure Jake Tapper that “we are alerting everybody to be on their toes.”
BP President Comments on Oil Spill
Then, later on This Week, Jake Tapper grilled BP America Chairman and President Lamar McKay on his company's "spotty safety record." McKay, meanwhile, compared oil rig repair efforts to "open heart surgery at 5,000 feet in the dark with robot-controlled submarines."
Sec. Salazar: Oil Spill Could Be Worse Than Exxon Valdez
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar tried to remain optimistic during his mini-media blitz with Secretary Napolitano, but on Fox News Sunday he admitted to Chris Wallace that “we have to prepare for the worst-case scenario here… There are scenarios that it could be worse than the Exxon Valdez. We’re not sugarcoating this thing.”
Lloyd Blankfein Defends Deal Email: Our Clients Are Big Boys
Appearing on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein defended the infamous "shitty deal" email that was discussed so thoroughly during last week's Senate hearings. His message? Goldman Sachs clients knew what they were getting into. "This is a professional market, with not just sophisticated, but dedicated people who are dedicated to managing assets... who frankly, were making their own decisions."
Hillary Clinton Believes Arizona Law Will Cause Racial Profiling
Arizona is taking quite a drubbing from the media in regard to its new law, which allows police officers to question people on their immigration status. And the beatdown continued on Meet the Press, where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the law will cause racial profiling, and "it is written so broadly that if you were visiting in Arizona and you had an accent and you were a citizen from my state of New York, you could be subjected to the kind of inquiry that ... this law permits.”
Who Would Charlie Crist Caucus With?
To caucus or not to caucus, that was the question posed to newly minted independent Senate candidate Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida. Appearing on Meet the Press, Crist declined to say whether he would align himself with Democrats or Republicans if he gets to Senate. "When I'm an independent, I'm going to do what I think is in the best interests of my people, and that's my decision," he said. "And that's what I'm going to do for Floridians. … It’s not right versus left, this is about right versus wrong.” We’re pretty sure he’s got a box full of bumper stickers with that campaign slogan sitting in his car right now.
Kent State, 40 Years Later
Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of the shootings at Kent State University, when a clash between Vietnam War protesters and the National Guard left four students dead and nine others wounded. To mark the occasion, Chris Matthews devoted a segment of his show to discussing what he and his fellow panelists remembered from that turbulent time in American history. NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell in particular had an interesting take on the situation, recounting her realization that, as a journalist, she was no longer an active participant in events, but an observer.