I am not sure what alternate universe Haley Barbour, the Governor of Mississippi, is in, or worse, in which oil company's pocket, but delusionality must run deep.
In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, the Mississippi Republican veered as close as any elected politician could to insisting that the biggest oil spill in the history of this country had been overblown -- at least when it comes to his state.
Barbour has been one of the most defiant skeptics about the impact of the crisis in the Gulf, comparing the spill, early on, to the sheen commonly found around ski boats. Perhaps it's because Mississippi, so far, has yet to feel the spill's direct affects. The first signs of oil on the state's shores came four days ago. Barbour, meanwhile, said that there have been only two cases of oil washing up on shore.
It is like Nero fiddiling while Rome burned.
Yes! The Coast is clear!
Lets all go swimming in the Gulf. Republicans first!