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May 05, 2010

Mike Pence (R-IN): Bush’s Katrina Response Better than Obama’s to BP Oil Disaster

Posted in: BP Disaster,Republicans

by smiteme

We’ve already heard grumblings from El Rushbo and the wingosphere that the BP oil spill is “Obama’s Katrina” — but Mike Pence busted out an even fresher take on that today.

A top House Republican on Wednesday slammed President Barack Obama’s responsiveness to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, invoking the response to Hurricane Katrina.

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Pence asserted that Obama’s response time was slow compared to Bush’s response in 2005, which was panned by Bush’s critics as aloof to the severity of flooding and damage in New Orleans.

See, the problem with the frame “Obama’s Katrina” is that it acknowledges that Bush screwed the pooch.

Can’t have that.


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