What is it with Louisiana which attracts natural and now and environmental disasters? The Hound has to chalk it up to bad ju-ju or at the least, some nasty gris-gris.
Let's see, there's about 250,000 gallons of prime Gulf of Mexico crude oil headed toward the Pelican State's coastline every day, which also is sure to hit the Red Neck Riviera of Mississippi and Alabama, along with the Emerald Coast of Florida. But Louisiana is the first to take a hit. The folks there still haven't recovered from Hurricane Katrina and now they have to deal with this ecological disaster which began April 20.
Mixing oil with gumbo isn't The Hound's favorite repast. Nor should it be anyone else's. Wait until the photos of birds soaked in oil come across your TV sets. There goes President Obama's plan to open up the Gulf and Atlantic for offshore drilling. And, where's cheerleader Dick Durbin who was behind the president's call to "drill baby, drill"?
And, is The Hound the only one who thinks the Obama administration has had the Bush slows when it comes to dealing with this marine nightmare? Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Florida Gov. Charlie Christ, who just jettisoned the GOP to go as a loner in the state's U.S. Senate race in November, marshaled their forces early. Florida folks alerted Seaworld early on to be ready to accept marine creatures affected by the growing oil slick. The Hound is taking bets on which network says the slick is as big as Rhode Island. Early favorite is Diane Sawyer.
The president shows up at the frontlines nearly two weeks after the spill. He's from the govmint and he's here to help. Sounds similar to the Bush reaction to Katrina. Does this have anything to do with Washington's inability to see beyond the Beltway? Or, for the Obama administration, just bad ju-ju?