Mississippi Gov. Barbour has announced that the temporary drilling ban is worse than the oil spill.
While I understand and sympathise with all of the people who have been impacted by the Temporary ban, how can anyone possibly compare the potentially catastrophic damage which is being caused by the oil spill with loss of income?
Entire marine and wild-life habitats may be destroyed for our lifetime or forever.
As the Washington Monthly's Steve Benen notes, "what Barbour neglected to mention is that Obama got BP to commit to a $100 million fund to compensate unemployed oil rig workers affected by the closure of other deepwater rigs."
This bloated gasbag Barbour and the rest of the Right wing jackals that are displaying their devoted rectal tongue bathing of BP by endlessly mitigating its wanton greed and utter disregard for safety, while simultaneously criticizing the administration and President Obama for doing what is necessary (halting additional drilling until the causes of this disaster are understood in order to prevent further catastrophes, and ensuring that Gulf residents will be financially compensated and not be subjected to 20 years of litigation which protected Exxon and shafted residents of Prince William Sound), is the worst sort of political theatre.