Now, a number of conservative pundits and libertarian bloggers and even headline writers at the New York Times are comparing the Gulf Oil Spill to Katrina. And there are numerous similarities. A crisis coming from the Gulf, with Louisiana most severely hit. And while the Administration has clearly blundered, acting too slowly, it was not entirely to blame for the mishap.
Even the New York Times and Bill Maher (Bill Maher!) have chastised the Administration, with the latter asking, “Why isn’t Barack Obama getting more s–t’ for the oil spill in the Gulf?”
In asking the question, he’s pretty much giving us the answer. The president is not getting more grief for the spill for the same reason reporters didn’t catch l’Affaire Poney Soyeux (John Edwards’ mistress story): He’s a Democrat.
We would see more hyperventilating news anchors and more screaming headlines a Republican president acted exactly as Obama had. And they’d ramp up the stuff about W carrying water for the oil companies.