Dickensian Moment of the Day

BP's Chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg, explaining to the press why President Obama is frustrated with his company:

 He is frustrated because he cares about the small people, and we care about the small people...we care about the small people." 

Unless the discussion veered off into a direction that was unanticipated -- i.e., a mutual cognizance of the struggles that dwarfs and little people face in society -- I cannot imagine someone saying something more brilliantly clueless and Dickensian on a day like today. Also, it doesn't help that the guy has a Swedish name that could easily be mistaken for a German one. So it's Dickensian AND sinister.
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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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