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May 28th, 2010
09:14 PM ET

Evening Buzz: BP Shipped in Workers for Presidential Visit?

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Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

There are new accusations aimed at BP over oil spill cleanup efforts in Louisiana. Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts accuses the oil company of shipping workers to Grand Isle for Pres. Barack Obama's visit today and sending them away after the president left.

"We have had very minimal cleanup crews", Roberts told CNN today about Grand Isle.  "Maybe at best about 20 people working the beach. We just find it highly coincidental that on the day the president arrives that BP would move to mobilize considerable assets when that has not been the case for several weeks now," he added.

Roberts said approximately 300 to 400 workers were at the location today. He'll be on the program tonight.

At a news conference late this afternoon CNN's David Mattingly asked BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles about the claim. We'll let you be the judge on whether BP is turning the spill into a PR stunt.

We've asked BP to come on the program to respond. This morning they agreed, but tonight they aren’t returning our calls. The offer still stands.

Anderson is reporting again tonight from the Gulf region. We'll have all the angles on Pres. Obama's visit today. Mr. Obama is facing criticism for bypassing some of the hardest hit areas and not staying longer to meet with the locals.

But others are grateful he came.

"We have a major catastrophe here, we appreciate him being here," Clyde Peregean told CNN's Ed Henry.

There's also the impact this disaster is having on fishing communities along the Gulf.  Fishing is a way of life and has been for generations. But for now that life has changed. Many boats aren't going out now. Tonight Anderson has an up close look at how the work still goes on for some without the boats. He followed crews as they pulled oysters from the water. The oysters have not been tainted by the oil. Some of their work continues, but they worry not for much longer.

Join us for these reports and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.


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soundoff (129 Responses)
  1. Ismail

    Dear Americans,

    Let us all know one thing: that the plan A or B of BP is not going to work. If you have failed to plan you have plan to fail.
    This tell us that BP has no ERP – Emergency Recovery Plan all BP has is ETBs – Evacuation To Banks.
    Imagine what some african countries are facing in the hands of these oil companies.
    Action plan: The first thing is knowing the flow of the oil underground; knowing the projected perimeter of the oil underground; creat a/some presurre reducing vent(s)/spot(s) that will reduce the flow of the leakage and eventually stop the leakage.
    I am sorry the space does not permit me to expanciate.

    Anderson you are doing a good job.

    May 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm |
  2. Ken Hawkins

    During this report Anderson and one of his reporters were discussing why there seemed to be so few animals oiled and dead from the spill.

    In the same report he made passing reference to the fact that BP is in control of access to affected beaches and waters and is keeping reporters out.

    Do you think there's a connection between the apparent lack of dead wildlife and the inability of reporters to get in and take pictures of them?

    May 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm |
  3. Kay

    Mr. Cooper. Thank you so much for your coverage of this disaster. Like James Carville, I don't think too many others really care what happens to the beautiful Gulf Coast and the beautiful south Louisiana nurseries. I was sickened when the folks in the clean white work suits showed up for Obama's visit after not being there at all. I also think Billy N. is very naive to think that his calls will go directly to Obama. Obama only cares about Obama.

    May 29, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  4. julie j

    BOYCOTT BP!

    May 29, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  5. Jake

    Obama is part of the disaster. Why is DP ordering the coast guard to keep reporters away? Since when does the coast guard take orders from an oil company? Why did DP ignore the EPA's request to stop using chemical dispersant? Shouldnt DP be held criminally responsible for this vehicular omnicide against the planet? OBama is an Obummer, the buck stops with him, too bad it's in his back pocket.

    May 29, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  6. gerry

    Humans are said to be the most intelligent creatures on this earth.
    Of course, its humans that would make such a statement.
    Its humans that would rather spend billions on waging war and killing one another, than truely achieving peace. Its humans that are so greedy for power,and wealth that they will invent reasons for starting a war, they will lie, commit mass murder, and have the press
    in thier pockets the whole time. Its humans that have some countries
    that have so much food that people are sick and ill because they eat too much, and other countries that have children living at the local dump , so they can dig through the waste in order to have some scraps to eat. Its humans that are so careless that they fill the air and
    oceans with filth and oil. As I sit and watch the gulf coast of the U.S. being polluted with oil sludge, and watch the humans argue over who's fault it is. And , watch the suits and ties, and the whole sick system act like they really care. I realize that this was just one oil platform. There are thousands more out there people !!!! Wake up !
    Companies such as BP are concerned about the bottom line.$$$$$
    Its not enough to ruin dry ground. Humans will ruin the oceans too.
    Its a shame that the ocean's innocent creatures have to deal with the
    stupidity of the human being. The sooner that the REAL leader makes the decision to end this NEW WORLD ORDER. The better.

    May 29, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  7. Denise

    I am devastated for the people of Louisiana and residents near the Gulf. However, with all the finger pointing I think Louisiana needs to accept some responsibility here too. They elected to ALLOW off shore drilling on their coast and take BIG OIL money. Appears to have been a poor decision. Florida did NOT allow and collect but our beaches/environment could be in danger due to a decision by Louisiana.

    May 29, 2010 at 10:42 am |
  8. Mr Cooper

    Mr. Cooper: Please ask Mr. Carville to let folks who care about this special part of our country and the people of SW LA, know how we can help. I have duck hunted and fished there many times, and I do not want to let the oil kill the entire area.

    Forget the oil company and the government, what can we do to help.

    The tarpon will be migrating through those areas in a month, and this will be devastating on the population.

    Thanks in advance for passing this message along.

    Give Carville time on your show to tell us how to help.

    May 29, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  9. jason c

    was pulling weeds in my backyard this morning in cypress tx about 45 minutes age and saw a bird that resembles a pelican fly about 10 feet over my house heading east and it looked as though it had oil all over it.

    May 29, 2010 at 10:38 am |
  10. Ceez Arizona

    Can Andersoon Cooper interview companies like GE and ask if they can produce a boons that soak up oil or if they can get approval for emergency funds to product quick solutions to clean the oil spill before hurricane makes it even worst.

    May 29, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  11. ronvan

    I am tired, upset, dissapointed & fed up! YES, ALL OF US, are at fault and deserve some of the blame. Can't give up our "toys" that make us dependent on oil. Can't come together to make ANY kind of decision. And on & on. When a disaster like this happens, everyone jumps on the band wagon, yelling, screaming, denouncing & pushing their OWN agenda's! After so much deception, outright lies made by BP they have LOST their RIGHTS ot expect any kind of sympathy! We keep watching the video of the oil, now mud, spewing into the gulf. Are we sure BP hasn't manipulated this video? Remember it is their equipment. After all they have done to lie to us I wouldn't be surprised if we are watching a "loop" video they made & the real picture is that the oil is still flowing!

    May 29, 2010 at 8:26 am |
  12. Dallas

    They have to stop the leak where it comes out of the ground,torpedo the pipe away from the hole then lower a heavy pencil pointed medal bar so heavy it will shut off the oil by its weight alone.

    May 29, 2010 at 6:42 am |
  13. dennis

    Why is always about people,nobody cares that what took mother nature alife time to create is being destroyed by us in a heart beat,Natural succession created what we hold dear has this planet we call earth.Without regard for nature we continue to drill ,mine and unearth what took nature billions of years to cover to make life substanable on this great planet.People came up with God so they could rape and plument the earth.And have somewhere to go when its destroyed.Why dont people sit back and worship the real god.Mother earth.Strange how that cant put proper filters on plants and blow out preventers on their workings on the oil feilds,To expensive but yet they can jet off in million dolllar planes.It is time for the comman soul to rise up and demand this out of our goverments around the world.Put the world first ,instead of greedy people who care about nothing but the bottom line,1 billion, I need two,And i expect you to work for a dollar a day,while i make a million.Yes its a fair and just world we live in.

    May 29, 2010 at 6:33 am |
  14. Charles

    If MUD is coming out of the Pipe Leak area when they are attempting the TOP KILL then that must mean less oil is coming out because there is only so much space in those holes – Correct? THEREFORE, if the Top Kill doesn't work, why doesn't someone ask BP this question and when they say yes more Mud is coming out those leak areas than Oil... THEN, ask them why they don't just keep pumping mud in there for the next 2 months until the Relief Well is finished... That way for the next few months MUCH LESS OIL WILL COME OUT OF THE PIPE thus much less oil will get into the Gulf. When they say that will cost too much to pump in mud for 2 months... say Too Bad, don't care, it is a solution to keep less oil from entering the Gulf... too bad how much it costs to pump mud for 2 months straight... just keep doing it.

    May 29, 2010 at 5:00 am |
  15. Daniel Long

    BP, of course, is to be blamed for what is the American Chernobyl. But it should also be said that American greed for an oil driven lifestyle and American apathy in front of big oil's continual assault on the environment created the conditions for BP, Halliburton, etc to develop the culture and the practices that have led to this disaster. Having lived in the New Orleans area for 9 years of my life I also know that the very people who are most affected economically by this disaster have been the first and most vehement defenders of the oil companies when environmental issues were raised in the past. A hurrican is sometimes called an "act of God.". The oil spill is definitely an act for which all of us share some responsibility We should insist that BP pay for its mistakes, but who will ensure that we correct the lifesyle choices which have contributed to this disaster?

    May 29, 2010 at 4:38 am |
  16. Brigid

    Getting tired of Carville's rages. Who has benifitted directly from BP drilling in the Gulf- I would say La. has. Why wasn't the State prepared to be first responders in an emergency? They are right there and know the territory. I feel for the people who live and work in the area. . I know they want to preserve their way of life but so does everyone. I say they better start adapting (with help from BP$) right away. As for Jame's disdain for chain restaurants etc. I have the same feelings but unfortunately because of the economic realities of where I live I accept their existance. The important thing here is the environment not Jame's lifestyle. James tell your govenor to use some of that stimulas money he didn't want to start retraining people and maybe you can work to help your state not to be so reliant on scrupulos oil companies. Get a grip man and do something constructive.

    May 29, 2010 at 3:02 am |
  17. Lane

    The only 2 people in the media who appear to be totally non-biased & brutaly honest in regards to this disaster on so many levels are Anderson Cooper & James Carville.... unfortunately many others are reporting speculation that Obama's detachment from this major cataclysmic environmental disaster must be because he just doesn't know what's going on?? gimme a break.
    If obama really knew what was going on... would he even care that bp put on their dog & pony today on Grand Isle... but the fact that he was out in California attending a democratic fundraiser hosted by the giant oil magnate, the Getty family, 3 nites ago at the Getty mansion while our country, our environment, our wildlife, our marine life, our livelihood, our food chain & on & on... are being destroyed every second by the same industry he is out partying with on the west coast... now what does that really say about him? let's see.... that he "chooses" not to know?
    And to top it off, Obama makes the mayor of Plaquemine parish today promise him that he will pick up the phone & call the president before he calls Anderson Cooper?? Are you kidding me?? That mayor is a push-over while obama is trying to control what is coming out into the media. disgusting & deplorable! We deserve better!
    Now what was it he said during his election? Oh yeah... that he wanted to be up front about everything... k

    May 29, 2010 at 2:59 am |
  18. Mike H.

    Why is it ? That all you and the politicians in that area just talk about the oil spill and beaches, marshes and getting BP to pay for stuff.....Yes... its a very bad situation..but I don't understand why you and them don't talk about what is really important...like the 11 men that died on that rig..Are one of the other 19 that was injured...with feet blown off and holes in their necks from flying debree and the other 115 that have so many mental problems that thunder frrom a storm affects them...The one guy on your show wants a criminal investigation on BP over the oil spill..when what is the most important thing once again is that they should have a criminal investigation on the acts that led up to these 11 men getting killed.. and all the others that where injured... Report on whats important...Please !

    May 29, 2010 at 2:21 am |
  19. Pearl TAylor

    maybe obama told BP to get all of those workers to be there and not BP

    May 29, 2010 at 2:17 am |
  20. larry

    the man that were in white suits seem like thay were just put there ,bp said been working all day ,how can to clean black oil up and have white boots on and not be dirty ,i thank the way ,the man with the safty green vest had on was the guard fron a jail were thay took inmaites out to stage a good shot

    May 29, 2010 at 2:15 am |
  21. Sue Lemieux

    Anderson and CNN, thank you for staying on this topic and getting "it".
    So many people don't understand what this means. Please keep up the excellent coverage. As I posted on social media " Beyond the unbearable loss of the delicate, perfectly balanced ecosystem, the beautiful wildlife that all play their very significant parts in that, think about the loss of an entire culture." Thank you.

    May 29, 2010 at 2:13 am |
  22. David Cox

    My second post after seeing the Rent a Crew cleanup. What a joke, they should get an Oscar for that. BP , were not stupid , stop treating us like were stupid. Nothing but a bunch of busy work.

    May 29, 2010 at 2:07 am |
  23. rena CLodfelter

    Why can't we use big fuel ships like the way Arabia did with thier oil spill? they sucked up the oil and sea water; ran it through a seperater , saved the oil, and dumped the sea water back into the sea.

    May 29, 2010 at 2:04 am |
  24. David Cox

    Bunch of wimps, walking around in white tyvek suits. They wouldnt last an hour on a real oil rig tripping out of the hole. Where's all the oil field people at ! People that arent afraid to get dirty ! What a joke !

    BP , I know you have a full plate , I see the top kill having an effect on the leak. I think you will get it done , hit it hard as you can these next 24 hours and get some real oil field people to clean up , not wimps in white suits afraid to get dirty !!!

    May 29, 2010 at 1:33 am |
  25. scott

    Really what I see from this is that we just can't trust anything that BP says, I say we take controll of all of BP's wells on US soil and use the proffits to start cleaning up the gulf, BP is obviously is not going to do it them selfs. I would only give BP the wells back when all the oil is gone and all lawsuits are handled. Put pressure on BP, untill we do, they are going to continue doing the bare minimum.

    May 29, 2010 at 1:27 am |
  26. susie

    my son was with that crew in grand isle cleaning up when the president was there he had to be in larose at 3 am started on the clean up at 6 am he said after the president left they were asked to get in the bus and was brought to a safty meeting .yes he was hired yesterday as far as he cares he wants to clean this mess up he lost his job oystering cause of this oil spill and hes not sitting around waiting for a check from bp like alot of people did and scamming ,theres so much more into everything..............and he has to be back in larose at 4 am in the morning this time hes going to bring drinks cause that wasnt supplied thanks for this mess bp

    May 29, 2010 at 1:23 am |
  27. Lew Parker, Los Angeles

    Is anybody listening?! BP is untrustworthy and an unprincipled manipulator of their message. Immediately place a lien on BP’s US assets and hold them until they make full restitution to the US government, affected state and local governments, businesses, fishermen and individuals. To be blunt, get angry and grab BP by the balls so that they know who is boss.

    May 29, 2010 at 1:04 am |
  28. B Ri

    I just don't understand how the government lets them get away with these puny damages and half done recovery jobs. Like the dispersents. Just spray soap on it then it will sink. Clean it up, all of it. Oil companies post some of the largest, and sometimes the largest profits of any companies in the world. Would removing the last 50k gallons of crude in Valdez cost the Exxon Oil Executives part of their bonuses? Probably.

    Where is that part of the conversation? This is nothing new. Exxon has spent the last two decades fighting litigation. Because it's better for the bottom line. That's all they care about. Why do you think they won't let anyone actually measure the spill at the source. Look at the flow and use your own head. It is clear in the video at least one barrel of oil is coming out every second if not two to three. That's at least 86k barrels per day if it is only one barrel per second. That's quite a bit more then the original 5k per day don't you think? just look at the video. The pipe is like 18" in diameter. Look how fast it's flowing. If that was filling up a 55 gallon drum in front of you how quick do you think it would happen? could be 250k barrels per day. No one knows because BP want let anyone measure it. BARACK OBAMA NEEDS TO SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT SAYS A MEASUREMENT WILL TAKE PLACE. He should do it right after this pathetic redneck attempt to shoot golf balls and tires into the preventer fails!

    May 29, 2010 at 12:49 am |
  29. Rob

    I think BP should be charged with crimes, plain and simple

    May 29, 2010 at 12:41 am |
  30. Marie Greene

    Finished with BP. Stop blaming the president, and look back several years over your shoulders Americans. The president can only do so much. Have any of you complainers thought about praying to the creator of the sea and oil. Americans you are too quick to blame someone that had little to do with somethings. Let's all pray for this oil spill and our country. I believe we will see some changes. And I believe, as long as people talk bad about our president and spew out hatred, watch out, God sees and who knows, more things might be on the horizon, I pray not, but we got to get control of hate in American before we destroy it. Love, Peace, Happiness.

    May 29, 2010 at 12:24 am |
  31. David B kingston WA

    hello anderson has anyone thought about if the oil plumes that are submerged reaching cuba and the rest of our neighboring islands are the tax payer of the usa going to be paying for there losses or will bp ?

    May 29, 2010 at 12:18 am |
  32. kevin from niagara falls

    This operation Top Kill is working,this oil of BP's is killing everything at the top.

    May 29, 2010 at 12:18 am |
  33. Tina

    With a heavy heart I have to agree with James Carville – if this had happened in the Hamptons, the response would have been so different. I am beyond disappointed – I expected so much better from President Obama. I send my prayers to all those whose lives and livelihood have been transformed by this disaster.

    May 29, 2010 at 12:09 am |
  34. Bill

    If Obama is in charge, why are so many fishermen, local people and others sitting idle? Why isn't the federal government putting billions into saving this precious natural resource? All Obama does is tell people that he is responsible and BP is going to pay. That doesn't mean anything. He isn't in charge, he has never been in charge of anything. He went to law school and worked as a community organizer. No executive experience. We got what the people voted for.

    May 29, 2010 at 12:06 am |
  35. Marcella-Vermilion parish-LA

    It concerns me that the President was in an area that was not yet hard hit with oil as it is in some other areas of La. Why was that? James C. is right. This is ridiculous and I propose that BP should be uninvited to drill in our Gulf waters. We respect this land and if people/businesses can't act right and respect our coastline, livlihood, resources, people, etc..., then they need to go home. BP is showing so very little concern for the clean-up and our people. I sometimes think that others assume we are stupid because of our accents? Or maybe it's assumed that we won't press the issues because of our good-time nature. BP along with all other game players will soon swallow that arrogance as angry Cajuns will not tolerate patronizing, condescending and insincere posturing much less false promises.

    May 29, 2010 at 12:02 am |
  36. Marty in Louisiana

    What I don't think that the news media gets nor does the president get is that during this economic bad time for our country Louisiana gets hit yet again. Now I am sure in time BP will be made to pay for the cleanup and to make the fisherman whole and all this....but untill that time we have businesses that are going to shut down and crops of seafood ruined which takes money out of our already fragile economy here in Louisiana. When they cut our education budget more and our health care budget more because people move out of the state when they lose their income here and it trickles down into the rest of our states economy who is going to compensate our state for that? We also carry the biggest risk for the oil rigs right off our shore yet we get little to none of the mineral rights that others states like Texas gets from the federal government.....My question is how much do the people of Louisiana have to suffer before we are treated as an equal state in the U.S?

    May 28, 2010 at 11:53 pm |
  37. John Stamer

    Having worked as a Hydrologist at USGS for approximately 28 years,the adverse effect of this oil will affect the next generation of Americans. Aside from from the hypoxia in a large area of the Gulf, this event trumps the worst of the worst.

    May 28, 2010 at 11:52 pm |
  38. Steven

    I agree with James Carville that a criminal investigation needs to start now... BP & the other companies need to be held completly accountable.

    May 28, 2010 at 11:46 pm |
  39. Bill

    I don't understand why everybody thinks BP shipped in the workers. It is much more likely that Obama had them shipped in. Obama has duped many people into thinking he is in charge. It wouldn't look like he is in charge if there were not people there cleaning up. If the media wants to, they will get to the bottom of who sent those people down there for the photo op. It is yet one more political move by the Obama administration. If Obama cared, he would have stayed another day, instead of just 3 hours and then taking off for Chicago for the weekend. Obama did not even meet with the locals. He really doesn't care about those people. Today was yet another political move for him as everything he does is. Wise up America!. More and more of us are as time goes on.

    May 28, 2010 at 11:45 pm |
  40. cindy

    Hi Anderson; i and my husband have worked in the oil field combined with over 45 yrs. experiance; this is a great tradgidy no dought.
    I cant help but wonder "why no one has bothered to have people like T. Boone Pickens on to actually let people know some of what is happening. Yes B.P. is responsiable. But like Boone said dont panic find a solution to the problem and fix it!! Anyone who works in the Oil industry hearts go out to the people who are so badly affected by this, and what it is doing to the environment. I would like to make this statement concerning B.P. haveing worked with many people from B.P. at well sights; they are some / if not the hardest to work for in being "they go by the book"!! That being siad; i"m not dissmissing their part in this by any means. I do ask that you find people who know what their talking about and have them explain what is happening in reguard to the blow-out and how the mudd system should work as well as the other things that are going on. This way the people will know the facts and not be subject to what ever anyone feeds to the media, no matter who they are.
    I have been at a well sight where the blow out preventer failed due to a massive gas kick; (which I assume happened here) where there was 30ft. sections 0f pipe being blown all over location until the co. man set in motion the sheers and cut the well! My hushanbd was at a well that brurned down in less than 9min. 3 died 5 injured 3 of those burned and in burn centers for over 5 mo. I do ask that you stand back and look at this as an accident/which no dought it was. Also. find people to give truthfull and knowledgable answers to the problem. As
    For the person from washington; You need the know or have staff members who know what is going on in respect to this problem. It is very obvious that there is a major problem there!!
    Haveing lost friends to this kind of problem, I truly feel for everyone.
    This is tragic; but B.P. has some of the very best people in the world; they need to do thier job.
    my prayers to all on the gulf cost and to the Families who lost loved ones to this tradgidy. I pray for a fast fix at the well and a speedy clean-up of the spill.
    cindy

    May 28, 2010 at 11:44 pm |
  41. Deane504

    James Carville ROCKS!

    Oh my gosh, thank God someone has the sense as well as guts to speak up for us all, and has the ears of those who 'might' listen. Bless you James Carville and I'm so glad you and your family live here in Nola.

    May 28, 2010 at 11:44 pm |
  42. Laurie

    BP should be cleaning up 24/7. Workers should be working in shifts, using generators etc.....And since when does BP worry about their workers (anybody's) safety.

    May 28, 2010 at 11:43 pm |
  43. William Gill

    I don't usually agree with James C. but I understand his passion and agree with him 100 percent. these are special people and a special area. Most beltway people and northeastern people just don't get it ... I do

    May 28, 2010 at 11:43 pm |
  44. larry

    no doubt it was a photo op. where were the workers for the last week or more. James Carville needs to not come off so radical, he is turning the public off. He is mostly right but should back down some before he loses us all. The President did not cause this, he cannot stop the leak, he cannot clean up this mess by himself. He could have got more done way before this though. I am so tired of hearing he is jsut not an emotional guy, if this doesn't get someone emotional, what the heck will? This is not political per se, but he is the President. We send resources and money all over the world and he wants BP to do good for the Gulf? Now he might do something! Pathetic response from a President.

    May 28, 2010 at 11:42 pm |
  45. Rollie Fingers

    We should have seen this coming since that episode where all the animals got it from the "BIG OIL COMPANY" in Saved By The Bell. Where's Zach and the gang when you need them?

    May 28, 2010 at 11:42 pm |
  46. Krista Grand Isle, LA

    I went to the post office this morning on Grand Isle to pick up my mail & noticed the busloads of people milling around. It was around 8:00 & they were not working, guess they were waiting for the prez to fly over. Prior to this, I had not seen a single person cleaning the beach. Then I realized it must be an hallucination from all the toxic dispersant I've been breathing for the past several weeks.

    May 28, 2010 at 11:41 pm |
  47. Rayhzor

    The People that remove the oil from the sands and shore should be allowed to cash the oil back in to BP, and receive payment for productivity to make for more intensive incentive. The oil could be possibly recycled. The economy needs to evolve as nature needs to revolve.

    May 28, 2010 at 11:39 pm |
  48. Bob Walsh

    JAMES CARVILLE FOR PRESIDENT...Bob Walsh

    May 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
  49. Krista Grand Isle, LA

    Liz Carter in Georgia – get your facts straight before commenting. Bush visited New Orleans & the Gulf coast at least 7 times in the 39 days after Katrina. In the same amount of days, Obama has been here twice. Then has the audacity & stupidity to say the comments of Louisianians are unfair! He says he's been in control of this from day 1, then why did the oil reach our shorelines? Where are the siphening tankers?

    May 28, 2010 at 11:32 pm |
  50. Janet Daley

    I am afraid Mr. Roberts is misinformed. Those persons cleaned the beach in front of my beach house on Grand Isle and I am quite grateful that at least on this Memorial Day weekend I have a clean beach. There were about 50 or more people here, that had worked all morning. I arrived at my camp at about 10:30 and they were exhausted and dying of heat. I let them come under my camp and cool off. Whether it was a "publicity stunt" or not, we have a clean beach. Furthermore, there are still people here making sure that the beach remains clean. Furthermore, I never saw Mr. Roberts here.

    May 28, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
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