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- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Friday, April 30, 2010

Is The Gulf Oil Spill Wonderboy's Katrina Moment?

It took nine days for Wonderboy's administration to respond to the recent oil spill resulting from the fire and sinking of the drilling rig leased to BP off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico.

Well, technically, as Sean Hannity pointed out this week, that's not quite true. AG Eric Holder dispatched a team of lawyers prior to that to look into whom to sue for the accident.

But in terms of real help to the residents of the Gulf Coast, as the rig spewed 5,000 gallons of oil/day, it took until late this week for the First Rookie's team to act in any sort of helpful manner.

Remember how the Democrats excoriated President George W. Bush for his administration's response to hurricane Katrina?

Well, now the shoe is on the other foot.

As one pundit so eloquently put it the other day, the Exxon Valdez spill was of a known quantity from a stationary tanker.

In this case, we have a pipe drilled into the earth leaking oil.

How much intelligence does it take to realize you should be mobilizing federal assistance instantly to try to minimize leakage from the well, and damage to the local environment?

This little faux pas should, hopefully, bring down Janet Napolitano, the current head of FEMA, and a few other Wonderboy cronies who were asleep on the job for the past nearly-two weeks.

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