President Barack Obama will return to the gulf coast on Friday to survey the response efforts involved in the gulf oil spill clean up. This is fresh off of the federal government recently giving approval for sand berm projects on the coast. Obama was ceremonially adopted by Crow Agency Indians by the name of Black Eagle during his run for the presidency. Barack "Black Eagle" is swooping in Friday to grab a political meal from the Gulf oil spill. Will the crows scatter?
I would have preferred the state government to take a look at using aerogels on the oil spill. Hasn’t been tried yet but I think it would work. For less than $350 million I’m sure you could get a special order going. I mentioned earlier that someone in Louisiana has to grab this oil spill by the horns. There’s a lot of political poker chips still left on the table. I was mainly referring to Bobby Jindal not letting Plaquemines President Nungesser steal the show.
With the return visit by Obama in such short order after Eric Holder announced the criminal investigation of BP is underway. It’s obvious President Obama is looking to grab a few chips of his own. He doesn’t need many. If you’re a Louisiana politician then don’t worry. He’s not greedy. He’ll save you some. I think.
Governor Jindal desperately needs his handling of the oil spill to turn out positive. Before the oil spill his voter approval numbers were showing signs of weakness. Voters were just not all that interested in projects and policies he had implemented. Many were starting to view him as a resume building Governor. After his infamous Republican response the resume was not looking all that hot either.
Jindal managed to "jam his foot in the door" before his political future was diagnosed as terminally ill. With his seemingly desperate at times handling of the oil spill.
He was able to fire up pitchfork holding politicians like Billy Nungesser. With the approval of the sand berms project. He may have played the gulf oil spill as far as it can go for him politically.
Anymore "but what about this" statements to the press about the federal response could end up hurting him. The White House would be forced to pull out his offshore drilling record while he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Just glancing over it you’ll quickly see it doesn’t make for the kind of hand you want to go to the river with. Jindal should take the small victory. Build some political momentum off of that. He’s showed signs in the past that he has difficulty in moving the crowd. Blame it on speech writers or the lack there of. Jindal has to learn to play small ball until he learns to move the crowd with speeches. It’s a tool that the most well rounded politicians use when the chips are down. A tool that Jindal must refine if he hopes to get on the main circuit permanently. Rather then just being a blip here and there.
Speeches sway opinions and they influence sentiment. For a politician there like being a good three point shooter in basketball. Drain a few and you’re back in business.
Speaking of moving the crowd, I wonder if Obama will have have one of those crowd moving speeches in his back pocket when he shows up this time. In light of the current circumstances the gulf coast finds itself in. It’s disgusting how many Louisiana politicians have forgotten all about the 11 lives that were lost. With so much talk of sand berms and billions of dollars in compensation. It’s not all about the money. I thought after the hurricane the politicians would figure that out.
11 Lives Lost in BP Explosion
Aaron Dale Burkeen
Roy Wyatt Kemp
Gordon Jones (M-I SWACO)
Blair Manuel (M-I SWACO)
If he mentions wind power or renewable energy it will be thought provoking to say the least. He might save it for when he returns to Washington.
Any environmental groups thinking of throwing a protest? Make sure you have the message straight. It would be best to direct your anger at BP in my opinion. Anything more than that and it could end up hurting the politicians that I am sure are behind it.
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