Skip to comments.WH Takes Cues from Liberal Think Tank on Spill
Posted on 06/14/2010 9:34:46 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
If you want to see where President Barack Obamas response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster is heading, try following the urgings of the Center for American Progress.
The liberal think tank with close White House ties appears to have more influence on spill policy than the presidents in-house advisers. On May 4, for instance, the CAPs energy and environment expert, Daniel Weiss, called on the president to name an independent commission to look at the causes of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. On May 22, he did just that.
On May 21, CAP president, John Podesta, privately implored White House officials to name someone to be the public point person for the spill response. A week later, the White House announced that Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen would hold daily briefings on the spill, wherever he would be on any given day.
On May 26, Weiss said the White House needed to demand that BP immediately set up an escrow account with billions of dollars from which claims for Gulf state residents would be paid out.
Mondays headlines proclaimed the presidents latest get-tough stand: BP needs to set up a billion-dollar escrow account.
Whats next, Mr. Podesta?
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Mo bettah it should say: Bama, bringing Greece to America’s shores.
Since the progressives tried to paint the entire Bush Admin as being run by PNAC, I think we can very safely claim that CAP with Podesta (former Clinton guy) and Van Jones (guy who just resigned as Obama’s Green Jobs guy) are definitely running Obama’s Administration.
looks even mo bettah than I thought it would...hope to see it at a tea party near me! Good’n
Oil cleanup: simpleton to the rescue.
Here’s my idea which I haven’t seen before: offer some amount of money per gallon to anyone that brings spilled oil in to be redeemed. Hundreds of thousands of people would be interested in this moneymaking opportunity. People would be on the beach with tweezers.
Top photo makes my gaydar go off the chart.
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