BP Spill as Partisan Issue
Posted on Jun 11, 2010
It’s hard to cast the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in anything resembling a positive light, but some Republican operatives are apparently pretty chuffed about the media coverage of the debacle, according to e-mails from inside GOP circles that accidentally found their way to The Huffington Post. —KA
The Huffington Post:
The specific news report that had party operatives celebrating was a local Fox Channel 8 report on an event held by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal calling on President Obama to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling.
“Watch the video—you can’t beg for a better package than that,” writes a top Louisiana GOP spokesman to a communications staffer at the Republican National Committee. “Good perspective on moratorium from the gov and locals.”
All oil spill, all the time: CBS reporter Harry Smith talks with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal about the cleanup effort on a recent “Early Show” episode.