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Wanna get Karl Rove now and his reaction to this bill is for watching development in the political ram ramifications potentially of this he of course is former senior adviser president George W.
Bush Fox News contributor good morning -- -- War game when we look back -- and so many questions for the White House about the timeline of all this and the response who responded when.
I and some have said.
This that some of the media tried to force the story line of this is Obama's Katrina and that that's just not fair what's your reaction.
If we fidelity is comparisons are odious Shakespeare said and I wouldn't compare this to Katrina but it is worth examine the timeless.
The graphics the hi tech graphics department tell me preparing it may -- time line for you here Jane.
The disaster happens on the twentieth.
On the 22 to rig sinks to the Coast Guard announces that there's only residual oil that's popping up to the surface.
White house press secretary Robert Gibbs says -- the president has not been in touch with anybody in the region on the 23.
This Coast Guard even announces that the -- device was activated which turns out not to be the case the 24 they announced they find that there is -- -- -- -- a thousand barrels a day with pretty -- crusade.
Pretty big -- It takes until the 27 for the federal government to declare this an incident of national significance this is important.
Because such of finding is necessary to deploy.
Massive amounts of federal resources and to bring in the aren't they can -- air force in the in the navy for example.
And the next day they find out that its 5000 gallons five times as big as they thought.
It immediately the day after both federal and state officials accused British Petroleum of not moving fast enough.
Even though they themselves didn't move for seven days to find out the true to true problem.
Cried -- every -- the breadth and depth before we get too far in this time I didn't wanna read because at a press secretary Robert -- has been -- any questions about this and this was his response.
The morning after the secretary of the interior secretary deployed his deputy to the region -- coordinated all on the 22 when it sank the national response team was activated later that day the -- president.
Convened a meeting in the -- Oval Office with all those involved.
And at some point in time at the beginning there they were relying also on the oil company on BP.
This was -- do that as disaster that people didn't have a lot of information about it's all happening a mile underwater.
They shouldn't rely solely on BP effect they weren't they were also relied on the Coast Guard.
For what's called situational awareness.
And and and let the administration was trying to distance itself from -- in the beginning -- -- leave it over at first the Coast Guard and then the Interior Department but for example you mentioned the deputy.
The did the number two guy at the -- at interior the chief of staff Tom Strickland who is also the assistant secretary for parks.
I'll fish game and parks.
He gets disappears for a three day rafting vacation a working vacation the -- -- on the 27 to the twenty ninth.
When they're finding out that it's 5000 he he departs the day -- before they find out it's 5000 gallons.
It doesn't come back until after they declared -- and -- Couldn't have been for -- -- lot of polarization look at -- big issue about that but.
-- first volley he he's not the interior secretary he's not the deputy interior secretary those -- the bosses of the department he's -- chief of staff you know I know well what the job of the chief of staff says but.
This administration says he was there on as you say doing some work took -- data go Whitewater rafting.
They chopper did not -- there it's not the country the Interior Department can't run that chief of staff.
What wedeman -- -- he's not just the chief of staff he's also the assistant secretary who's in charge of the response.
So it's nine days nine days after the incident and they have to chopper -- he's gone he departs seven days after the incident begins.
It has to be choppered back out of the grain -- in nine -- -- -- -- UD UAE the secretary of interior needs his right hand guy they're during this during this.
A lot of people were not paid attention business elect I understand I'm not -- this at the feet of the White House because.
At the end of the day you have to rely upon the situation awareness available to you by the lead agency.
Which at the beginning was -- -- was the Coast Guard and then it was later shifted to the Interior Department on this say this was a little bit of a model response.
In the administration is now trying to -- rewrite history and say we were engaged right from the beginning.
No they weren't in nor should we expect them necessarily.
We don't expect the president to pick up the phone after every natural disaster one or two days later it begin to call people -- sort of be in touch of it it was not.
It wasn't necessary for the president call in the points second but the administration should now rewrite history by you know I thought it was interested they start blaming DP.
On the 28 say they didn't move fast enough when they themselves did not move the air force in the navy and action until the twenty ninth nine days after the event.
Well they do it -- -- point out again they do say that that they had the deputy interior secretary gather that he was the one that's actually in charge tasked.
With organizing this it also Karl just didn't think we we're out of time but what what you mentioned very competent governors you got Bobby jingle and in the government sitting Haley Barbour who also if there are alarm -- to be set off they would set them off.
Yet no women so here's a thing if there is a disaster on shore.
The defendant governors are responsible if there's a disaster in the outer continental shelf the lead is the federal government.
You're right if it if this was a hurricane coming into Louisiana or hurricane -- and in the end it into.
Mississippi -- the governor under -- federal law of the Stafford act passed in 1988 would be in charge but this kind of a disaster on the outer continental shelf.
His responsibility of the Coast Guard the -- minerals and management service the department interior and you're right.
That did they had in this they had it and a second assistant secretary out there but it that would I was actually in charge while it what are -- -- -- airlift the chief of staff the assistant secretary for fish game and parts.
Out of the Grand Canyon -- order to rush into the region.
Probably -- he knew we'd all be talking about it if they didn't exactly.
Can't exactly Karl good to see this morning thanks for your thoughts hello -- -- second.
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