Friday, May 28, 2010
Is The Gulf Oil Spill Barack Obama's Katrina?
Some are saying that Obama's slow reaction to the gulf oil spill is a travesty. Is it, or is it simply because it isn't his fault?
No one could capably argue George Bush cause the Katrina hurricane that hit New Orleans, but he was blamed for his response - too little, too slow, and mismanaged.
Obama is looking at serious fallout if he fails to take swift and clear action. He is already looking like a politics as usual guy, having tried to buy out Joe Sestak's run for the Senate by offering him a job if he stepped out and let the eventual loser Arlen Specter win the primary. Sestak turned him down. Republicans are naturally overracting to a perfectly legal offer, yet it hardly is helping Obama look like more than the last guy.
Bad week to be Obama.
Another thought on this:
Two crises: Where's Obama?
If the White House doesn't step up soon on both the gulf oil spill and Arizona's anti-immigrant law, it risks economic woes in the gulf and loss of control of the immigration issue.
Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City