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Bob McDonnell: Oil Spill Disaster? Who Cares? Drill Baby Drill!

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This sums up pretty much everything that’s wrong with Bob McDonnell.

Gov. Bob McDonnell said this morning that the fatal oil well accident off Louisiana’s coast was a “catastrophic event,” but it will not deter him from trying to make Virginia the first state on the East Coast to begin drilling for oil and natural gas.

“This is certainly a setback, but I certainly continue to be dedicated to making us first to drill, 2012 at the latest, and over the next couple years these safety and environmental issues will be addressed,” McDonnell said on his monthly radio show on WRVA.

Tone deaf. Clueless. Completely uncaring about protecting Virginia’s environment, beaches, tourism, fishing, etc. Wildly irresponsible. Ideologically driven. Arrogant. Ignorant. And those are some of Bob McDonnell’s better qualities!  Hey, who cares about that 200,000 gallons per day of oil leaking in the Gulf of Mexico (and threatening to decimate wildlife refuges, fishing, tourism, etc.)?  Who cares that the same thing could easily happen right off the coast of Virginia Beach?  Bob McDonnell certainly doesn’t give a rat’s hindquarters. Instead, McDonnell says, “meh, it’s a minor setback; drill baby drill!”  

Bob McDonnell: giving new meaning to the phrase “natural disaster.”

UPDATE: Florida Governor Crist (R) has this to say about the oil spill. “It’s clearly not clean enough after we saw what we saw today — that’s horrific — and it certainly isn’t safe enough. It’s the opposite of safe.” Why does Charlie Crist understand this but Bob McDonnell seems incapable of doing so?