But, for the life of me, I simply can’t understand how the politicians can’t get their act together and resolve this oil spill in the Gulf Coast. At this point, weeks after it began, who really cares exactly who is to blame and what went wrong? They’re going to figure that out in the courts anyway, probably for decades to come.
This is such a catastrophe, it seems to me that we should be putting everything we’ve got on this. Why is it important that the evening news shows tape from a congressional hearing today showing newly released video of oil and gas gushing out of the pipe? Doesn’t the entire world already know that’s happening?
Maybe the politicians are too afraid that, if they did take over the task of resolving this crisis, somehow a part of the blame will fall on them. In the meantime, the oil continues to gush up, at the rate of something like 70,000 barrels a day, according to one estimate.
If there was any issue we could come together and resolve, you would think this would be it.
Will the real leaders please step up soon?