Thursday, May 27, 2010

If You Want to get Angry, Quick

Here's a link to a live feed of the BP oil spill, courtesy of PBS.

Now, the Matron is a well-known leftie and enthusiastically cast her Obama vote. Even so, she was prepared to be, well, disappointed. Politics is the art of the possible and compromise, even for the articulate and intelligent.

But her government's tepid response and what -- five weeks before the President tours the carnage?--sorta lowers that disappointment bar.

4 comments:

kmkat said...

Let's keep in mind who the real bad guys are here -- BP and the people who were supposed to be regulating them for the past many years. But I know what you mean about the disappointment...

Camp Papa said...

I am a big Obama fan, as well. I do wish he had been more visible earlier on in this whole thing. It's been fascinating to watch the small-government GOP rant about lack of government initiative. I don't know of a thing the feds could have done except hire a contractor to do something...if we could agree on what. I think you can count on BP to lie about anything that impact potential liability, but they do have the most powerful incentive to stop the flow. Criminal prosecutions may be better than more regulations at this point.

Suburban Correspondent said...

I think he's already been down there once - I thought I saw footage of him talking to Governor Jindahl down in Louisiana. I am enjoying Jindahl (sp?) complaining about the lack of federal gov't response (which I feel isn't true, by the way) - wasn't he saying just a year and a half ago that states shouldn't rely on the federal gov't?

Personally, I feel the gov't is handling this as well as could be expected (did you listen to the press conference yesterday?); but they've dropped the ball on the PR end. Let's face it - no matter what, enough damage will be done to make it seem as though not enough was done by the government to stop it.

SUEB0B said...

The spill began April 22. He went on May 2.