According to the article, the government was caught asleep at the wheel,
as usual. I wonder who gave the OK to let BP handle the spill instead of the Coast Guard? Does our military work on our behalf or theirs? Obama missed the train, on this one. Very badly handled. BTW: My son is there, handling claims on behalf of businesses directly affected and employees laid off because of the drop in tourism because of the spill.
Louisiana gets screwed twice! First, by the effects of Katrina on the poor when they got one-way tickets out and no way to return, then by the Feds taking their oil and natural gas, federalizing their natural resources, making the City and State dependent on whatever crumbs from the Treasury's table.
Bush mistakenly thought New Orleans was totally Black, when the reality was
over 60% minority due to "white flight" in the mid 50's to the late 60's.
That, paved the way for the City to elect their first Black Mayor, Ernest
"Dutch" Morial. When I was a kid growing up there, the State was the "Sportsman's Paradise" and New Orleans was the "Crescent City". Big Easy
was a new, cool nickname, for a history rich and multifaceted, predominantly
Roman Catholic City.
IMHO, Obama has done little or not enough! It's the residents resiliance in
overcoming the adversity that faces them. They are slowly returning to the
New Orleans, I once knew, on their OWN!