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Hillyer on 'Oil Messed Up'

3:51 PM, Jun 28, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Quin Hillyer comments on Winston Groom's article "Oil Messed Up" from this week's issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD:

This disaster was all BP's fault, and in the long run BP should pay and pay and pay and pay and pay for its numerous violations of basic safety and response rules and practices. But the EFFECT of the disaster on the coasts and in the wetlands, and in the whole Gulf eco-system, could have been so greatly lessened if the administration were competent and caring that the blame for long-term damage must read in the Oval Office, in the person of that cold, detached Alinskyite who sees in this spill nothing more than yet another opportunity to stop other offshore drilling and push cap and trade. The word for his response, in every sense of the word, is "rotten."

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