Oil spill update.
So, let us recap: an unexpected leak has dumped highly alarming amounts of crude oil into the water, taxing the resources of local authorities. Wildlife and wetland areas are already affected, and there’s no sign of swift relief. The governor of the state primarily involved – a state that frankly cannot afford more bad things happening to it – is screaming for the relevant federal | Read More »
So, how bad was the Obamaspill speech last night?
Well, don’t ask me*: ask Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post. Yes. The Huffington Post. President Barack Obama took to the Oval Office to address a nation worried to death over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a location used so much more often by Saturday Night Live than by actual presidents that my brain actually released a small dollop of dopamine in anticipation of comedic | Read More »
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R, LA) gives up on waiting for BP/WH.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Given that the leak hasn’t been plugged yet, and given that the Gov. Jindal has a state to look after, this isn’t surprising. Eight weeks into the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of the Mexico, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has told the National Guard that there’s no time left to wait for BP, so they’re taking matters into their own | Read More »
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 | Read More »