It appears has Ken Salazar will be the next member of Obama's inner circle to be thrown under a bus. Before we get to Mr Salazar let's review a list of the other members of the bus club. First we have Our President's own Grandma who he called a racist to gain favor in the African American community. Then we have his pastor whose church Obama attended for the same reason. Then he threw Rev Wright under the bus with his Grandma when he realized that "white America" wouldn't accept a pastor that cursed America from the pulpit. Remember Arlen Spector, Here's a man who switched parties and was promised not to be challenged in the Primary. Of course he was and when he was down and needed the Presidents help President Obama, you guessed it, threw him under the bus. Let's not forget the situation when Obama threw police under the bus when they responded to a call about a possible break in at Henry Louis Gates house. They get there some guy outside says he lives there but can't prove that he does. So Our President says they acted stupidly. He even threw Israel under the bus after their soldiers responded in self defense to an attack aboard a ship illegally in their waters.
Back to Mr. Salazar he was appointed to his position by President Obama. Has Interior Secretary it is his job to make sure these oil rigs don't explode. So he should be fired. The problem is this comes after a long line of Obama appointees were tax cheats or felons. Those that weren't were seen as partisan choices like Leon Panetta to run the CIA. I already written about this on march 3rd if you want to read about it http://thenewconservatives.blogspot.com/2009/03/obama-first-instict-is-usually-wrong.html
The situation with the oil may have worked out differently if Obama had accepted help from the Dutch and many others that was offered immediately after the spill happened. The Dutch offered skimmers that would pick the oil out of the water. According to the AJC (hardly a conservative paper) the skimmers could have removed 4.4. million gallons of oil by now. 5 million is total have entered the gulf. That means that 88% of the oil could have been already removed from the Gulf Coast. http://blogs.ajc.com/kyle-wingfield/2010/06/09/oil-spill-why-did-obama-refuse-to-go-dutch/
Instead the spill is now a crisis. I guess his instincts haven't gotten any better in a year. However first he must show he is not to blame for the on going crisis and the best way to do that is to say that someone else is. However since Bush and Cheney have been gone for over a year it's going to be hard to lay this at there feet. Not that he didn't try last night, "Over the last decade, this agency has become emblematic of a failed philosophy that views all regulation with hostility -- a philosophy that says corporations should be allowed to play by their own rules and police themselves. At this agency, industry insiders were put in charge of industry oversight. Oil companies showered regulators with gifts and favors, and were essentially allowed to conduct their own safety inspections and write their own regulations." http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-nation-bp-oil-spill
Seriously this man has got to quit blaming the last guy for everything that goes wrong during his administration. This is one of the reasons no one trust him anymore. That and he can't deliver on anything he promised in the campaign. Of course most of us at this site already knew that. So since no one with a brain will believe this is the fault of President Bush he will have to find another fall guy. Mr. Salazar get ready I hear the bus coming.
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