Well, this is just unfortunate…

BP's latest attempt to stop the leaking well goes horribly wrong

BP is still causing a mess in the Gulf, and today their efforts to cap the gushing well hit a little snag when the saw blade they were using to cut one of the leaking pipelines got stuck.  Another saw was sent down, and judging by the live video feed, they’ve cut the hell out of SOMETHING.

It is amazing to watch what they are doing 5,000 feet under water, and hopefully this latest effort will work, because up until now, they just really haven’t been able to do much at all.

I won’t even get in to how disappointed I am with the way Obama has handled this so far.  I know I don’t have any real idea about what is going on behind the scenes, and he may be doing way more than it appears, but I just wish he’d made his presence known in the Gulf much sooner.  I agree with James Carville that Obama needed to be down there talking to the families that lost their loved ones when the drilling platform exploded and talking to people along the coast whose livelihoods are being threatened by this mess.

There’s a long way to go before this problem goes away, so I will just watch and wait to see how he handles it from here on out.

If you’d like to watch the underwater feed from BP, you can watch it here at CNN or straight from BP

And, as usual, Jon Stewart nails it…

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  • sunnyborderblue

    obama’s reaction has been disappointing, to say the least……..and i’m an obama fan. i agreed with carville as well and kept waiting and waiting for obama to show some sort of emotion/empathy. i just thought the whole situation was odd, especially for a president and administration that has been fairly efficient at honing their message and image.

    for me, the most surprising part is that there was not a mechanism/solution in place for when something like this occurred. apparently, i’m just ignorant on deepwater oil drilling but…..i didn’t know that there were not solutions. it’s hard to believe that an operation like that, with unspeakable implications and consequences if something goes wrong, is given the green light even though the engineers/scientists have no way to plug an oil leak! i honestly didn’t know that.

    plus, haven’t more drilling operations been green-lighted since this happened? deeper than the BP drilling? and without environmental review? i know obama put a moratorium on drilling but i read (and can’t remember where or when – it’s been a long week 🙂 ) that indeed more operations are set to go. has this changed?

    it’s just a sad situation – sad for the families of the folks killed, sad for the industry on the gulf coast and sad for the wetlands and critters that live there.