This article by Dick Morris on Alabaman problems with regard to Obamaspill is like Problems With Big Government 120:
According to state disaster relief officials, Alabama conceived a plan — early on — to erect huge booms offshore to shield the approximately 200 miles of the state’s coastline from oil. Rather than install the relatively light and shallow booms in use elsewhere, the state (with assistance from the Coast Guard) canvassed the world and located enough huge, heavy booms — some weighing tons and seven meters high — to guard their coast.
But … no sooner were the booms in place than the Coast Guard, perhaps under pressure from the public comments of James Carville, uprooted them and moved them to guard the Louisiana coastline instead.
Or possibly it’s a 090 remedial course. Because it only gets worse from there.The basic gist of the story is that there are a lot of federal agencies out there with opinions on the spill, they all have to be taken completely seriously – even when they shouldn’t be – and the administration is doing nothing to direct the cleanup efforts. It’s bad enough that people are openly wondering whether this is some sort of plan; after all, it’d be infinitely better that there be some sort of nefarious scheme on the administration’s part than it be simply that the White House doesn’t have a clue on how to handle a problem. I recognize the power of such a belief, and I wish that I could hold it myself. Unfortunately, it’s not a true belief: the Obama administration consists of a bunch of chowderheads who can’t actually do anything on their own, and that’s all there is to it.
*Which does not include the Lily Ledbetter act, no matter how much the Democrats wish it would.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.