Well, at least he wasn’t out shopping for shoes.
Thanks to Jake Tapper, we learn Tom Strickland, Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Interior*, was on a whitewater river rafting trip through the Grand Canyon with his family.
Now, I’m not going to jump on the bandwagon of harping on just how poorly the Obama Administration has responded and continues to blow it. Frankly, it’s a disaster, and it’s not going to work out perfectly anyway. Time will have to tell and it’d be more proper to judge in hindsight.
And even more frankly, I’m much more concerned about how it seems BP, who were huge contributors to Teh One seem to have also been given kid-glove treatment when it comes to environmental rules. (Oh, and there’s more!)
But instead, I’ll simply take this opportunity to once again beat the drum of indignation that there is NO WAY Bush, in a similar situation with a big contributor, a terrible disaster, and laxed oversight would have been given the pass Obama has. Yes, it’s being reported (if you cobble together enough sources). But can you imagine what this story would have looked like two years ago?
Does the old-school media really have no shame whatsoever? Are they really that devoid of honor and integrity?
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)
*I’d originally mis-typed and left out Strickland’s status as Chief of Staff to Ken Salazar, a point that, apparently one of our commentors (who admits he didn’t even bother to educate himself about the story) finds more important than the fact that Obama’s Administration is being given a pass here. As an homage to his insistance, and in the spirit of keeping up with the real scandal here, I have corrected myself. Here’s hoping now that this is remedied, he’ll actually have something to say in defense and on topic. What do you think?