First, the idea that this is "Obama's Katrina" was a ridiculous move by conservatives. Corrupt Democrat leadership, led by Ray Nagin and then-governor Kathleen Blanco, led to the devastating aftermaths of Katrina, not Bush. Second, can't blame Bush on this one as it seems like Barry's getting blame from both sides of the aisle on this BP matter. Lastly, did Barry return all that BP cash yet?Anger grew along the Gulf Coast as an ooze of oil washed into delicate coastal wetlands in Lousiana, with residents questioning the federal government and others wondering how to clean up the monthlong mess that worsens with each day.
"It's difficult to clean up when you haven't stopped the source," said Chris Roberts, a councilman for Jefferson Parish, which stretches from the New Orleans metropolitan area to the coast. "You can scrape it off the beach but it's coming right back."
Roberts surveyed the oil that forced officials to close a public beach on Grand Isle, south of New Orleans, as globs of crude that resembled melted chocolate washed up. Others questioned why BP PLC was still in charge of the response.
"The government should have stepped in and not just taken BP's word," declared Wayne Stone of Marathon, Fla., an avid diver who worries about the spill's effect on the ecosystem.
The government is overseeing the cleanup and response, but the official responsible for the oversight said he understands the discontent.