Fed Oil Spill Response Glacially Slow

April 30, 2010 at 07:37 (Environmental, News, Politics)

That’s right, Obama. YOU sir, have responded so slowly there is no way to get ahead of this thing. In this case of clear federal jurisdiction the fed fell flat on it’s face. Government that is too big is useless for anything except for getting bigger.

Bush’s response in LA was slow, but he was taken by surprise by the total lack of professionalism, pride, preparedness, and responsibility of the LA (Democrat) leadership, who was tasked with being the primary line of defense for it’s people. The fed has a place there, but as a supplement or backup for local and state authorities. His mistake was in not realizing how far the modern left has fallen. The modern left is incapable of action in a situation like that, because they expect the fed to come ‘save’ them. They expect someone else to do it.

There can be no such confusion when the sole authority and responsibility resides in the fed, as in this case. O has failed again.

Oh, and I still find this whole affair fishy.

The rapidly expanding environmental catastrophe caused by the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana is presenting a growing political challenge to the Obama White House, with Mr. Obama and his aides at pains to defend the response and forestall comparisons to the Hurricane Katrina crisis.

Nine days after British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew apart and began spewing 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, a massive oil slick is set to wash ashore on the southern coast Thursday evening and, experts say, could dwarf the damage caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

Failure to get control of the relief effort and contain the environmental challenge could pose the same kind of political threat to Mr. Obama’s popular standing that the much-criticized handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina did for former President George W. Bush. And unlike Katrina, it is likely the federal government will be the clear lead authority in dealing with the BP spill.


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