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Important Presidential Priorities

First the Senator from Countrywide, Chris Dodd, and now the Congresswoman from Bezerkerly, San Fran Nan Pelosi have decided after careful consideration and more than a month of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon Rig that the disaster is…wait for it…BUSH’S FAULT!!!

From Joel S. Gehrke Jr’s piece in the Washington Examiner:

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., blamed the Bush administration for any lack of oversight leading up to the Gulf oil spill. The Obama administration, on the other hand, is blameless.

From Talk Radio News Service:

“Many of the people appointed in the Bush administration are still burrowed in the agencies that are supposed to oversee the [oil] industry,” Pelosi said when asked if Democrats could have prevented or mitigated the crisis by keeping a closer watch on the industry.

Added the Speaker, “the cozy relationships between the Bush administration’s agency leadership and the industry is clear…I’ve heard no complaints from my members about the way the president has handled it,” Pelosi stated.

I give her props for her projection-style imagery…”burrowed in the agencies”.

I’m betting that she didn’t want to hear complaints from her members about Lord Zero’s handling of the spill.  Knowing how she conflates real dissent with violence, she would no doubt believe that she was facing a full-scale mutiny.  And it isn’t like the busy President wasn’t simply treating it the same as all of his other pressing Presidential priorities.  The real question is why the Speaker and the Senator from Countrywide (now hard at work on comprehensive non-reform of the financial industry) aren’t taking their cues from the finger-pointer in chief, who adamantly proclaimed that he and he alone was responsible for the lackadaisical federal response, which could no longer be credibly spun as a vibrant and effective response from DAY ONE.  Do they just know better than he, or did it never occur to them that Lord Zero has been sitting in the big chair since January of last year, and could have replaced the evvvvvvviiiilllll Bush appointees at any time between then and now and apparently didn’t even delegate one of his many retainers to identify any of the ideologically impure for purge from the ranks of the most transparent adminstration ever? 
Maybe an intrepid reporter (does one still exist?) might surprise the President at the 19th hole this weekend when he is on his way to another of his vitally important priorities and ask him why the Speaker and the Senator are so quick to speak out of turn?

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