Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Paul blows up Obama on his handling of the oil disaster

From Joe Gerth in the C-J...

In a campaign press release Friday, Paul called Obama's actions "a case study in failure to lead, failure to act, and using a crisis to advance your own agenda rather than solve the problem."

On Thursday night..."We need to find out what happened, we need to investigate it, rationally and reasonably, and try to fix it so it doesn't happen again," Paul said. "But I don't like the idea of vilifying people....If you're the president of the United States, you can talk a business out of business simply by talking down their stock. I don't think that's good."

In his speech, Paul was especially critical of remarks by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who told CNN last month: "Our job basically is to keep the boot on the neck of British Petroleum."

"I don't like the idea of judging people before they're found guilty," Paul said. "I also don't think it's good for the cleanup effort to try to put BP out of business. I want BP to pay for it...."

A great point! Paul also takes him to task for policy flaws I've already noted-- failing to waive the Jones Act, etc.


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