It’s coming to light that Obama has chosen as his “spill panel” seven members who know little about engineering but are big mouths when it comes to liberal environmental politics! The AP is reporting that only one of the members has any engineering skills in his background and that’s only in optics and physics– not much help with this disaster.
One of the appointees Frances Beineckel, also an environmental activist, blogged recently:
“We can blame BP for the disaster and we should. We can blame lack of adequate government oversight for the disaster and we should. But in the end, we also must place the blame where it originated: America’s addiction to oil.” And on June 3, May 27, May 22, May 18, May 4, she called for bans on drilling offshore and the Arctic.
I don’t think it’s just the cynics anymore wondering if perhaps this is yet another “crisis” that they don’t “want to go to waste.”