Resources Used as Bargaining Chip to Mute CriticismThis is part of a report put together by Congressman Darrell Issa's (R-CA) office. I can only imagine if this had been during a Republican Administration, calls for impeachment would be made by every Democrat in Washington.
“In some instances, it appears that equipment is provided simply to quiet public criticism. Mr. (Billy) Nungesser (president of Plaquemines Parish), who has frequently appeared on local and national television, was apparently visited by two White House officials at his office on Fathers’ Day. According to Mr. Nungesser, the purpose of their visit was to find a way to keep him from calling attention to the lack of equipment. Specifically, they asked him, “What do we have to do to keep you off tv?” He simply replied, “give me what I need.” On another occasion, Placquemines Parish officials requested 20 skimmers at a town hall meeting held by the Coast Guard. According to Mr. Nungesser, “They gave us two skimmers to shut us up.” These accounts raise serious questions about whether the Administration is more concerned with fighting a public relations battle than combating the oil spill.”
Sunday, July 04, 2010
President Thin-Skinned Sends His Goons To Shut Up Louisiana Parish President
Similar to the Anderson Cooper story, it appears that Obama is channeling Hugo Chavez again, according to David Freddoso of the Washington Examiner (linked from Gateway Pundit).