From the Guardian (prepare for this):
Seemingly aware of its rock-bottom public image, BP this week hired Anne Womack-Kolton, once press secretary to the former vice-president Dick Cheney, to bolster its public relations effort in the US. A CBS poll found that 70% of Americans disapprove of the way BP has handled the oil spill.
So utterly hilarious. Tragic, too, naturally, but to hire the PR person of the politician whose likability ratings always hovered just below those of rabid alligator is funny. Really.
It's also disappointing that the industry still believes in the effect of babble-speak over facts. Just put some makeup on the corpse sort of thing.