Re: July 20 commentary “Adding insult to injury in Louisiana.”
Regarding the oil spill, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s finger pointing is like the guy who helps torch the house and then rails at the firemen for not saving the furniture. The federal government is complicit in this tragedy but mainly because of a lack of regulation on the oil industry and a decades-long rejection of alternate energy — all lovingly fostered by the core tenets of Jindal’s own party.
Please, if big oil is your prize constituent, let’s not whine when eco-disasters, terrorism and other byproducts bubble to the surface.
It’s striking that Jindal can spend 750 words blaming President Barack Obama and his drilling moratorium for his state’s misery and not mention BP a single time. If one didn’t know any better, he’d conclude that the government had spilled the oil.
Like U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas and his infamous apology to BP, Jindal has made it clear who butters his toast.
Steve BrookS email@example.com