When I sat down this evening, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to write about. The only news worth writing about is the oil spill in the gulf and I’m not so sure I want to write about it just yet. No one knows for certain what impact the spill will have on the environment and wildlife, let alone the people and their livelihood.
The Deep Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20th, spilling millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. This week, as the oil continues to pour into the warm waters of the Gulf, President Obama made plans to vacation in Chicago for the Memorial Day weekend but due to overwhelming public pressure he made a quick stop in Louisiana (three whole hours) before departing for his second vacation in a month.
“I’m here to tell you that you are not alone, you will not be abandoned, you will not be left behind,” Obama said. “The media may get tired of the story, but we will not. We will be on your side and we will see this through.”
The people of Louisiana and the other Gulf states will not be abandoned, they will just be ignored while he spends the next few days on vacation way up North in Chicago.
Deep Horizon has already spilled more oil than the Exxon Valdez and it’s not over yet. How serious does it have to get in order for President Obama to focus all of his attention on the matter?
When exactly does the President, or anyone else in his administration, plan to get serious about this horrific event? President Obama has proven he is sneakier than Slick Willy ever was. He better do something quick before his entire administration sinks just like that oil rig.