A piece by Mark Tapscott in the Washington Examiner reminds me of something I read about the Katrina disaster:
Why didn’t federal officials implement an oil spill clean up plan they’ve had on the books since 1994 as soon as possible after crude began pumping into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion and sinking of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform 53 miles south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico?
The Mobile Register reports that Ron Gouget, who formerly managed the oil spill cleanup department of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as a similar unit for the state of Louisiana, is criticizing the Obama White House’s failure to act according to existing government plans in the event of a spill in the area now being deluged with thousands of barrels of crude oil every day.
Who failed to follow an existing government plan as a hurricane now nearly five years ago, not an oil slick, threatened to make landfall on the Gulf coast? Was it the Bush Administration? Oh yes, that’s right, it wasn’t a Republican who failed to follow a government plan, but a Democrat. It was ten-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin who failed to follow his own evacuation plan.