Joe Klein: Gulf Spill Is Bush's 2nd Katrina
Deregulation caused disaster, Klein says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2010 8:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – The massive oil spill in the Gulf isn't President Obama's Hurricane Katrina, it's George W. Bush's second Katrina, according to Time pundit Joe Klein. Klein, appearing on the Chris Matthews Show, blamed the spill on Bush-era regulations, and Dick Cheney's "deregulation, and lording over the Minerals Management" office, Mediaite notes. And even if it was Obama's Katrina, it's just not the same thing, argues Klein. In that disaster, "people were actually dying in the streets."