Opinion: Finally, Democrats blame George W. Bush for Gulf oil spill--Chris Dodd video as the blather spreads
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Hey, it’s worked before. If you watch no other video today, you gotta watch this one.
Don Imus on the Fox Business Network Tuesday interviewing jolly old Democrat Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, who was forced into retirement by the certainty of defeat this November.
Like pretty much everyone else on the planet except the makers of oil dispersant, Dodd is 110% very safely opposed to the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He’s also appalled.
As is the Obama White House.
Actually what the White House is appalled over is that the fingers of blame are starting to turn toward the Obama White House, the Oval Office to be exact.
Not that the White House has the technology either to address an oil spill of this magnitude and oceanic depth.
The Obama administration can’t do anything about it, except lay on the PR. But the president wants to spend Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.
And how would that look enjoying Hyde Park and maybe yet more golf or a Sox game while one of the nation’s worst environmental disasters gushes unabated down south?
So to assuage that anticipated criticism, the White House has quickly laid on a Friday presidential trip back down to Louisiana, his second. He didn’t see a drop of oil during the first one. But it looks good on TV. (See Related Items links below the video.)
Chris Dodd has been in the U.S. Senate now for five six-year terms and might have been looking into drilling safety precautions instead of special mortgage deals. So he too is eager to spread blame elsewhere.
You’ll never guess which recent Republican president Dodd tries to finger for last month’s underwater blowout.
You’ll get a good chuckle out of Imus’ incredulous response starting around the 1:20 mark.
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-- Andrew Malcolm
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