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OIL SPILL: Pitts unfairly attacks Jindal

Letter by Ronald A. Petitte, Federal Way on May 31, 2010 at 12:19 pm | 6 Comments »
June 3, 2010 9:14 am

Re: “With oil spilling, governor goes crying to big government” (Leonard Pitts Jr. column, 5-30).

Pitts attacks Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for demanding some assistance and support from the Obama administration and BP.

It seems, according to Pitts’ reasoning, if you’re a conservative then you have no business asking for the government to assist you no matter how serious the problem is or how many millions of people it may affect.

It took almost seven weeks into the oil spill before Obama finally stepped up to the plate and accepted responsibility for directing the cleanup and assisting the fishing industry, which stands to lose businesses from this disaster.

Since the beginning of the oil spill, Jindal has been pleading for approval to construct sand bars a few miles from shore to slow or stop some of the oil sludge from moving up the beaches with no response from President Obama or his experts. Jindal also has been asking permission to use certain vessels to assist in the cleanup, with no response from Obama.

Obama may have been considered to be an outstanding community organizer, but so far his leadership skills seem lacking as president. He always blames others and points his fingers at anyone he can whenever a problem facing the nation surfaces and he has no idea how to solve it.

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