The LA Times was very apparently the liberal journal and the conservative counterpart was the Orange County Register. I seldom glanced at the LAT after my initial orientation. But, it looks here as though even that worm has turned:
The Bamster Needs a Photo-Op and a Scapegoat
Take the time to watch the video at that link. Imus is neither ultra left or uber right. He's more like spaced out strange with a touch of iconoclastic skepticism. That makes his incredulty at the Chris Dodd blame game all the more impressive.
We've got sixteen months at the helm by the Chicago crowd. We've got news reports of his EPA administrator being surprised at the gooiness of crude, his Interior Secretary about to "push aside" the experts on the scene, his Secretary of Homeland Security looking for something to do to appear busy and Dodd trying to say that it's Bush's fault. On top of that we've got the reports of the meth-head at Mineral Management and the daily porn site surfing sessions while cozying up to the industry insiders:
Wow, Dude, Look the Pneumatics on That Rig!
If Imus isn't buying then you'd have to wonder who they think might accept the concept of Bush causing the problem.
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.
I wonder who on the protocol team is in charge of preparing the oily boots and gloves for the Messiah to wear and how many trucks of crude will be delivered to set the stage for his appearance.
I just hope he can get in and out of the photo-op in time to get to Chicago for dinner with the Daleys. Suppose Blago will have a pass to join them?