Karl Rove: This Is Obama's Katrina
In fact, it may be worse
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2010 12:58 PM CDT
Oil floats on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana, Wednesday, May 26, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(Newser) – Take it from Karl Rove: The Gulf oil spill is not only President Obama's Katrina, it "could be even worse." The "lethargic" response is bad enough, but he points out in the Wall Street Journal that this is happening in federal waters. On Katrina, he says President Bush had to abide by something called the Stafford Act, "which says that in natural disasters on-shore states are in charge, not Washington."

With the BP well, "Washington, not Louisiana, is in charge," says Rove. "This is Mr. Obama's responsibility. He says his administration has been prepared for the worst from the start. Mr. Obama's failure to lead in cleaning up the spill could lead voters to echo his complaint in Katrina's aftermath: 'I wish that the federal government had been up to the task.'"

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jerry_a_tryk
May 29, 2010 11:45 PM CDT
I COULD HAVE STOPPED THIS LEAK IN SEVEN DAYS OR LESS
JimW
May 28, 2010 6:02 PM CDT
Obama deserves to be criticized like this for trying to appease these assholes instead of prosecuting the Bush crime regime, including Rove.
shusss
May 28, 2010 12:16 PM CDT
I'm surprised Rove chose Katrina, since he had so many failures from his years in the Bush administration to choose from.