For days, as an oil spill spread in the Gulf of Mexico, BP assured the government the plume was manageable, not catastrophic. Federal authorities were content to let the company handle the mess while keeping an eye on the operation.
But then government scientists realized the leak was five times larger than they had been led to believe, and days of lulling statistics and reassuring words gave way Thursday to an all-hands-on-deck emergency response. Now questions are sure to be raised about a self-policing system that trusted a commercial operator to take care of its own mishap even as it grew into a menace imperiling Gulf Coast nature and livelihoods from Florida to Texas. (BigGovernment)
Finally, the lies of the left actually achieve something good!
Curt posts a new story describing how illegal aliens are leaving Arizona in droves for fear that the new immigration law means they will soon be rounded up and deported.
The fear these immigrants feel is understandable when you consider how the left has been screaming about a “police state,” “racism” and Obama describes how families just going out for ice cream might be rounded up. (FloppingAces)
A Tennessee jury on Friday convicted the man who hacked Sarah Palin’s e-mail account on two of four charges — computer fraud and obstruction of justice. The panel did not find David Kernall guilty guilty of wire fraud. It deadlocked on an identity theft charge.
The former University of Tennessee student faced as much as 50 years for breaking into Palin’s e-mail while the former Alaska governor was the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008. (FNC)
Barack Obama surged to power in 2008 mainly on the enthusiasm of younger voters. He may find his Democratic allies on Capitol Hill swept out of power by the other end of the demographic spectrum. McClatchy reports that a new George Washington University Battleground poll shows that seniors will charge to the polls on Election Day, and that’s bad news for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid:
Democrats have glimpsed their biggest threat this fall, and she is Grandma.
Ed Morrissey, HotAir.com (Check out our new look.)