The situation in the Gulf of Mexico is getting out of hand. Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, has called the oil leakage "a spill of national significance." Count on Best Tweets mainstay David Waldman to think outside the box:
- Kagrox: New plan: set fire to everything BUT the oil, to clear a path for it.
Environmental blogger Miles Grant can't resist a jab at the petroleum industry...
- MilesGrant: Something tells me @PressSec will never have to intro Homeland Security Sec to discuss response to wind power disaster. #oilspill #climate
...while National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez wonders whether there's anyone else at the White House handling crises.
- kathrynlopez: i just don't understand how the dir. of homeland security can be go-to woman for border security and oil spills. better not rain somewhere.
Meanwhile, Politico's Ben Smith discovers the euphemism of the year...
- benpolitico: Ran into an old NY political source just now who described boss's arrest, imprisonment as "major management transition"
- delrayser: Ted Nugent: "If Sarah Palin played a loud, grinding instrument, she would be in my band." You mean, other than her voice?
Think Progress's Matt Yglesias does his part for an ailing nation...
- mattyglesias: Gonna get a Greek salad for lunch in hopes of stabilizing the economic situation.
- brianbeutler: Double Down, dessert-style RT @drgrist: IHOP Introduces Cheesecake Sandwiched by Pancakes http://is.gd/bNmLc
This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.