It took the Obama administration 9 days to respond to the the rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Now they are ready to keep their "boot on the neck of British Petroleum." What a strange choice of words.
The Hill reported:
"We were stepping on the neck of BP to do everything we can do" since the explosion, Salazar said. "We've been on top of this every minute."
Salazar's boots kept walking on CNN, where he said, "Our job is keep our boot on the neck of British Petroleum and make sure they live up to their responsibilities."