Given the libgressive model of what government is responsible for and how the Bush adminstration was hammered over its response to Katrina, why isn’t Obama getting roughed up by the media, not to mention the liberal/progressive chatterazzi, for its ineptitude in “solving” the Gulf oil leak crisis?
Indeed, since this industry is so thoroughly regulated, shouldn’t government failure in the Gulf be an important story?
Maybe I’m just not reading or watching the proper things, but I don’t see a lot of non-“vast right wing conspiracy” folks hitting Obama all that hard or often on this (especially compared to Katrina). Maybe libgressives have finally found one area in which they don’t believe the government is responsible for assuring the “proper” outcome (even when the gov’s problematic regulation – especially the cap on damages – is part of the problem)!
Not being a hard scientist or engineer, I hesitate to offer any thoughts on how to deal with this myself. But I thought I read somewhere that military weaponry could be used to seal the leak. Is this just a dumb idea or is it not being considered because the government isn’t moving fast to take control of the problem or because such a fix would not be good for BP (and thus the company’s interests are being protected by its friends in the administration)?
Caveat: I have no brief for the Bush II administration and think “W” was one of our worst presidents, so don’t say I’m being partisan.