As If the Oil Isn't Slick Enough
Oil is drifting toward the shore in the Gulf states.
What is the proper federal response from President Obama?
Send in the lawyers from the Justice Department.
As if there was any question about it.
Not only did it take the president eight days to determine his response level, preoccupied as he was with slamming Wall Street and the Arizona legislature, when he does respond it is with SWAT teams -- no joke -- and attorneys.
If President Bush had done that during Katrina even the GOP would have had him up on impeachment charges.
At any rate, you know that this administration's rule of thumb is that when there is a crisis situation, make sure that everyone knows that the federal lawyers are watching carefully.
That always makes for innovative and rapid action.