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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/15/2013

BP oil exec joins second-chance club


Then-BP CEO Tony Hayward’s getting a second chance.
Nice to know that misbehaving politicians aren’t the only ones afforded second acts.

One might remember Tony Hayward as the BP CEO who initially dismissed the Deepwater Horizon spill as “relatively tiny.” Nothing to see here, people!

He wound up leaving the company after it became clear that millions of gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico — ah, and those 11 people who died in the spill — was anything but tiny.

But the road to redemption isn’t just for the likes of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer: Hayward is now racking up accolades: first, he got a new job heading up an Anglo-Turkish oil company, and on Friday, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland gave him an honorary degree.

Enviro groups, of course, were horrified to see him receiving the “Doctor of Technology” accolade.

But disgraced execs the world over were no doubt smiling. Perhaps here’s hope for them all.

By  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/15/2013

 
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