Folks, you are not misreading the quote dutifully chronicled by the Sun Herald’s Karen Nelson, Haley said he trusts the Army Corps of Engineers!
Gov. Haley Barbour and DMR Director Bill Walker said Thursday they trust the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not to allow Louisiana to build any berm or sand barriers east of the mouth of Mississippi River that would cause oil to flow into Mississippi waters.
Good thing you trust them Haley because no one down here does.
Its gets better though because Haley and Phil evidently have their talking points and they are sticking with them by God.
Gov. Haley Barbour, in a news conference Thursday, said the brown-orange mousse that has been washing ashore in Louisiana is not dangerous.
He described it as weathered oil with most of its toxic components churned out by the Gulf before it reaches shore. He said the danger was it could smother an area, as opposed to being poisonous.
Folks, the same crowd of career politicians in Jackson now sweet talking BP were also in charge after Katrina. Is it any wonder State Farm, Nationwide, USAA and the rest of the bad faith insurers felt free to take certain liberties in how they adjusted the claims of their homeless policyholders here after Katrina? I think it has become clear to this nation and her voters why having these corporate shoe shine boys in charge of the government is not a good thing for the 99% of the citizenry without access to the revolving door.
On other issues, Barbour said he had no criticism for the Obama administration’s handling of the spill, but he did hope the federal government would lift the moratorium on shallow-water drilling in the Gulf. He called it “uncalled for” and said he hoped it had already been lifted.
Barbour said in the 50-year history of Gulf drilling allowed by Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, there have been 30,000 wells drilled, with no accidents anywhere like the BP spill.
Is Haley ramping the ol lobbying biz back up just before his term is up? Sure does sound like it huh.