20 June 2010

Channeling Westmorland.

The Obama oil spill plan: Destroy Louisiana in order to save it:
Mass layoffs. Double-digit unemployment. An economic recession reaching depths not experienced since the oil bust of the 1980s.

Two months into the worst oil spill in U.S. history, deepsea drilling remains stuck in neutral, and fear abounds that South Louisiana's economy could be heading toward a steep decline.

Even as oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles off the Louisiana's coast, state government and industry leaders are calling for an end to a federal drilling moratorium, arguing that the effect of a six-month stoppage could be worse than the leak itself.
I guess Obama decided the ass he had to kick, was ours.

Related note: For those of you on the Twitter, "the damn hole" is now tweeting. Can a publicist and book deal be far behind?

UPDATE: Louisiana does not appear to be part of Obama's "recovery summer" plans.

1 comment:

Tregonsee said...

Nitpicking, but Westy was never even accused of saying that. It was attributed to an anonymous, relatively junior officer, by a reporter, Peter Arnett, with a rather dodgy reputation when it came to accurate reporting. Having been there, I know there was a lot of bad stuff, but it is troubling how much is remembered today which did not happen.