Jimmy Buffett - Singer & Clueless Doofus
Jimmy Buffett is a long time liberal Democrat and resident of the Florida Keys. He has shown particular interest in the Gulf oil spill due to its proximity to his home. While I commend his efforts to help those along the Gulf by holding benefit concerts, I just can't let a few comments he made earlier this week go.
It seems Jimmy said in an interview on Tuesday that the spill occurred due to George Bush's chummy relationship with the oil industry. This is how it was described by Fox News:
Buffett, a supporter of President Barack Obama, said the roots of the spill lie with the administration of former President George Bush, which was often criticized for being too cozy with the petroleum industry.
"To me it was more about eight years of bad policy before (Obama) got there that let this happen. It was Dracula running the blood bank in terms of oil and leases," he said. "I think that has more to do with it than how the president reacted to it."
Really Jimmy? Let's say you're correct that the spill was Bush's fault. Had the well been built where BP and the vast majority conservatives had wanted to build it - in shallow Gulf waters - experts say it would have been easily capped in a matter of days (if not hours), and the environmental damage would have been negligible to non-existent. However, BP was forced by Congressional liberals to build oil wells in far deeper waters under the guise that it was safer for the environment if those wells were built further off shore.
I'd say they were wrong, huh Jimmy?
The point is, even if Bush were responsible for the leak, had the well been built where he and other conservatives preferred, it would have been quickly capped and a non-issue. The fact is that the magnitude of this disaster is due almost entirely to the stupidity of liberal lawmakers... not Bush.
It never ceases to amaze how feeble minded most liberals are. They don't think through issues, they just react emotionally and typically make awful decisions (see Obama). I guess liberals like Jimmy will never learn.
For this reason, Jimmy Buffett is our Liberal Idiot of the Week.