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Tony Hayward Gets His Life Back

So, we've been a bit slow on the blog over the past few days, but it's with good reason... I promise! We have been turning out pieces, interviewing more people, scheduling more events, and Kristen and Madeleine have been sitting in more meetings to smooth out the bumps that new shows hit along the way.

Another person who's probably been sitting in quite a few meetings lately is ousted BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward. He'll step down in October. Just in time to greet the winter in Siberia. His new job is overseeing one of BP's oil ventures in Russia.

A BBC article quotes Hayward as saying he "became the public face [of the disaster] and was demonised and vilified."

And: "Sometimes you step off the pavement and get hit by a bus."

And: "Life isn't fair."

But it can be generous. Hayward will receive a full year's worth of pay, retain his shares in BP, and claim a pension of more than $900,000 per year.

I guess he got his life back.