Friday, June 25, 2010

Not a Good Argument for States' Rights.

A month ago, Bobby Jindal said that Louisiana's way of life "depends" on the federal government's response to the BP atrocity. (An odd thing for a big government hater to say, but whatever.)

Well, looks like Jindal really meant it. It would been nice, though, if he'd disclosed his intention to do, well, nothing about the problem:

All along the Gulf coast, local officials have been demanding more help from the federal government to fight the spill, yet the Gulf states have deployed just a fraction of the National Guard troops the Pentagon has made available, CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian reports.
That's a particular problem for the state of Louisiana, where the Republican governor has been the most vocal about using all resources. ...

But nearly two months after the governor requested - and the Department of Defense approved the use of 6,000 Louisiana National Guard troops - only a fraction - 1,053 - have actually been deployed by Jindal to fight the spill.

Probably a good time to shelve the Jindal 2012 signs, eh?

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