Still, I have never seen the anger down here as what we’ve seen since the Gulf Oil Spill. If there ever was a reason to use the phrase ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’, I would say this is it. It has caused both Donna Brazille and James Carville to openly criticize the President. They know better than any one what folks feel down here after decades of neglect and abuse.
Had the spill happened offshore of a wealthy Anglo community community like Santa Barbara, CA, the action from feds would have been immediate and massive. But the decades-long perception seems to be, who cares about a gumbo of mostly poor southerners on the Gulf anyway.