Today is the first anniversary of the Gulf oil spill, and while the spill is totally cleaned up and major safety improvements are on the way to prevent a spill of this magnitude from ever happening again. But, weirdly, the Gulf is still suffering major setbacks. Unemployment rates have jumped. Gas prices have skyrocketed. Obama’s off to Brazil to beg off oil from foreign shores. So who’s responsible for this disaster that’s occurred? BP? Oil companies? Little green men from outer space who come at night to close small businesses and derail American offshore drilling operations?
Bobby Jindal knows who’s responsible, and he’s kicking ass and taking names today. Of administration officials, including President Obama.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal used a TV appearance Wednesday morning marking the first anniversary of the BP oil spill not only to tout the progress his state has made but also to attack President Barack Obama’s response to the spill and his policies more broadly.
“Three hundred miles of coast continue to be oiled, but at the same time, you’re seeing a great recovery story here,” the Republican governor said on NBC’s “Today” show. “So yes, there’s work to be done, but the reality is we’re rebuilding our state, coming back better than before.”…
Jindal’s message wasn’t all boosterism. As he touted his state’s progress, he once again criticized the Obama administration for its moratorium last summer on deepwater drilling. “One of the side effects, one of the things we need to recover from is the administration imposed a one-size-fits-all moratorium after the spill,” he said. “We want drilling to be done safely but we don’t want to lose thousands of jobs down here.”