Originally Posted by Hands Sandon
LOL! $71,000 a pittance!
Oh the hypocrisy!
BUSH MONEY TRAIL BY INDUSTRY GROUP (2004)
Oil & Gas: Bush $1,463,799
Oil & Gas (2008)
John McCain (R) \tgraph $2,402,937
Barack Obama (D) \tgraph $898,251
Oil & Gas: Long-Term Contribution Trends
Election Cycle\tRank†\tTotal Contributions\tContributions from Individuals\tContributions from PACs\tSoft Money Contributions\tDonations to Democrats\tDonations to Republicans\t% to Dems\t% to Repubs
(Sorry for the table formatting being screwy, they're hard to do right here.)
Also, FWIW a commentary on the Federal response from another site I go to:
A time-line of events following the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill belies the absurd media claim that the spill represents "Obama's Katrina."
April 21: Deputy Secretary of Interior, Coast Guard dispatched to region.
On April 23, the Coast Guard stated:
"From what we have observed yesterday and through the night, we are not seeing any signs of release of crude in the subsurface area. However we remain in a 'ready to respond' mode and are working in a collaborative effort with BP, the responsible party, to prepare for a worst-case scenario," Landry stated early Friday morning.
April 25: Response team implements plan to contain oil spilling from source, weather delays cleanup.
April 28: Federal officials realize spill was far more severe than BP led them to believe.
April 29: Napolitano declares spill "of national significance"; BP insists its "plan can handle this spill."
An April 30 Wall Street Journal article reported that "The U.S. Navy said it will send more than 12 additional miles of inflatable oil booms to the Gulf, as well as seven towable skimming systems and 50 contractors with experience operating the equipment."