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Never let an oil leak go to waste?

Glenn Reynolds reminds me of this paragraph by Allahpundit in response to the news that the President has been aware of the true magnitude of the BP spill all along:

The real disgrace here is why, if he really did know right away that this was the oil equivalent of an asteroid strike, he didn’t scramble some sort of all-hands-on-deck emergency operation to protect the coastline. Remember, Jindal reportedly requested five million feet of hard boom back on May 2, long after Obama (according to Wolffe) knew about the magnitude of the disaster. By May 24, not even 800,000 feet had arrived. What happened?

So, seeing as it’s been clear all along to the White House that we had an ecological disaster on our hands: why did the President not act in a timely fashion to try to keep the oil off of the beaches in the five Gulf of Mexico states?

State Governor Party Election Year? Note
Alabama Bob Riley Republican Yes Open race
Florida Charlie Crist Independent Yes Former GOP
Louisiana Bobby Jindal Republican No GOP leader
Mississippi Haley Barbour Republican No RGA head
Texas Rick Perry Republican Yes Re-election

Gee, I don’t have the slightest idea.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to Moe Lane.

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