May 29, 2010


Democratic strategist James Carville upset about oil spill; White House pushes back (Anne E. Kornblut, May 28, 2010, Washington Post)

The irascible Democratic strategist has been on a rampage over the government handling of the spill in his native gulf region, accusing President Obama of "political stupidity" and saying the administration has been "lackadaisical."

"It just looks like he's not involved in this," Carville said Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America." Visibly agitated, Carville said: "Man, you got to get down here and take control of this, put somebody in charge of this thing and get this moving. We're about to die down here."

Carville -- nicknamed the Ragin' Cajun as far back as his days as an adviser to President Bill Clinton -- has grown more outraged with each passing day, culminating with his taking a boat tour of the damaged waterways on CNN earlier in the week.

Now irritated White House officials are pushing back.

"James has always been a very passionate person, and this is obviously a very emotional issue for him," said David Axelrod, a White House senior adviser. "What I haven't heard is exactly what he thinks we should do that we aren't doing. We're just looking for constructive ideas, and we're not turning any away."

...used to be able to seal its leaks. It's just that the UR has made a totem of nuclear weapons.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 29, 2010 7:34 AM
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