Friday, June 18, 2010

"We're Here From the Gummint to Help You"

What we really need around here is more Federal Gummint.

Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor's wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.

Seems that the Coast Guard lost a phone number, or something.

The Coast Guard ordered the stoppage because of reasons that Jindal found frustrating. The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board, and then it had trouble contacting the people who built the barges.

OK. I get the extinguishers and lifejackets. That would take--oh--about 2 minutes per barge.

Nothing like getting a little help from your friends.


TerryN said...

"It's like this huge committee down there," Riley said, "and every decision that we try to implement, any one person on that committee has absolute veto power."

Look what years of environmental legislation has wrought.

We need fewer environmental activists and more active environmentalists.

Amy said...

How can Obama raise gas to $7/gallon if the oil gets cleaned up by a Republican governor?

Never let a crisis go to waste.