A White House as politically attuned as this one should have been conscious of two obvious historical lessons. One was the Exxon Valdez, where a late and lame response by both industry and the federal government all but destroyed one of the country’s richest fishing grounds and ended up costing billions of dollars. The other was President George W. Bush’s hapless response to Hurricane Katrina.
Now we have another disaster in more or less the same neck of the woods, and it takes the administration more than a week to really get moving. The timetable is damning.
DSMW – Today May 3rd the EPA website mentions and shows coverage of the oil spill for the first time 13 days after it happened.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. – Abraham Lincoln