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"Our message to the federal government is lead or get out of the way."

Thus spaketh Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, whose lack of foresight and preparedness was exposed last week by the New York Times. If the federal government withdrew the Coast Guard and the dozen agencies working on the spill, Jindal would shit his britches, and I don't mean figuratively. The stench emanating from the Lousiana governor's office would permeate the walls of Fort Knox with the pungency of a thousand rotting nutrias. Jindal would crawl to Washington on his hands and knees to beg Barack Obama for help and to publicly promise Obama that any way the president wanted to handle the BP/Halliburton Catastrophe was fine by Bobby Jindal. Just to make sure the message had gotten through, Jindal would call an international press conference to rbeg for cap-and-trade legislation, then go to New Orleans and kiss Al Gore's butt on Canal Street at high noon and swear that it smelled like roses. Talk is really, really cheap...

Originally posted to pkgoode on Sat Jul 03, 2010 at 11:02 PM PDT.

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