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.