Alaska MMS Official Apologizes For ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’ Cake

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Let them eat cake — covered in sweet crude.John Goll, director of the Minerals Management Service in Alaska, has sent an e-mail to colleagues apologizing for a cake served at a recent meeting that read: “Drill, Baby, Drill.” According to the AP, Goll said the cake was wrong, and expressed regret that it had been served.

To make matters stickier, the New York Times reports that the cake was served after an “all hands” meeting in response to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s proposed reconfiguration of the agency in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill disaster.

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