(CNN) – "The catastrophic nature" of the oil disaster, "I still believe, is not fully known to us," New Orleans, Louisiana, Mayor Mitch Landrieu told CNN Monday. "It's really huge."
As far as the federal response, "it's never good enough. It's never fast enough," he said, adding he thinks the federal government turned a corner last week as far as getting people on the ground.
"There is no quick fix here," Landrieu said, "and I think people need to kind of get focused on that fact." He said he does not believe the underwater oil gusher will be stopped until a relief well under construction is complete in August.
Smart man. What took place over 8 years cannot be fixed in a matter of months. It will take years also.
People in this country want it now !!
" ..... kids of the baby boom .. " – old song, new meaning.
CNN I think you should interview each and every admininstrator of each parish and town from N.O. to Baton Rouge
they all have something along the lines of this to say, and each needs to have his time on CNN's ticker
No, it took the Bush/Cheney regime a few years to get all the little pieces into place so a disaster of this magnitude could happen and then they could just not take the responsibility for it, but then again, what do you expect from that bunch?
Wow a reasonable man. How refreshing to say there is no quick fix here. He has my vote especially when he said the oil catastrophic of the oil disaster is not fully known to us. .
like that is news I hate to say this but they have nothing to contain the oil now if another spill were to happen so why put more oil rigs in the
gulf I guess money talks and there kids future walk the only thing that will
be on the white sandy beaches will be tar balls and dead sea life
how stupid can these people be if they would have done there job right the first time we would not be in this mess so what makes you think that they are going to do it right the second time around
And meanwhile, Uncle Joe Biden and Barry Obozo spent the day playing golf together and BP's CEO raced his yacht!
No quick fix? Who would have thought?
Why do you guys bother posting such comment? Inane.
As far as the federal response, "it's never good enough. It's never fast enough,"
Thanks for putting things in 'perspective' Landrieu.
It is, as always, contradictorally (sp) comical to hear your state's view on the 'federal' response, as quite frankly, you all are so against the infringement of government on your state's rights. You had a right to take BP to court and demand that they pony up, and clean up the mess, but you all know where that would've gotten your state: NO WHERE. So thank God for the Gub'ment, AND Obama huh? $20billion. Not bad for a "Nazi Muslim Socialist".
There is no quick fix. You're right. You think anyone would benefit from letting your off-shore greed, err, drilling error, continue to spread to my vacation spot in Virginia Beach? Well, then again, knowing you guys, you probably think that Obama's got some neferious agenda in mind thus allowing this tragedy to continue to spread.
So you know the truth, otherwise, go in and fix it. Simple? Tell it to your governor too.
Sarah Palin & the Repubs. have simple answers to all complex problems: tax cuts for the wealthy, govt. deregulation & bomb first, ask questions later.
Somebody finally talking sense.
The 'blame Obama' crowd would land on Obama about anything. Remember it was Bush (well, Cheney, since Bush was a puppet) who is responsible for this mess.
I have a news flash for you Landrieu......
The Gulf of Mexico is going to be dead to life by August.
Went to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach this weekend. The beaches were beautiful and water was clear! Seafood wonderful. Unfortunately, the media has made it seem that the Gulf is a complete disaster. I believe the media has done more damage at this point in regards to the local businesses. It felt like winter without all of the usual tourists for summer vacation. There is still a ton of stuff to do. Please visit the Gulf . It is beautiful down here.
Your idiot sister didn't do a very good job responding to Katrina. Did she? So, who are you to throw stones, mayor. Wishy-washy Democrats make me sick.
VOTE GREEN PARTY in 2010!
He is as clueless as Nagin was, nothing ever changes in New Orleans politics
Obama has shown zero leadership! This was his 3AM call and he failed. He not only stumbled, he fell flat on his face. I hope all the college kids that voted for him went to the beach on spring break because it isn't the same there now.
Obama continues to show that he could care less about this disaster. He believes that Americans are stupid and this thing will just go away on its own. Hope and change... Obama hopes that this thing will change for the better and has no plan.
HOPE AND CHANGE IS NOT A PLAN.
It is amazing how some American People don't want the Government in there bussiness or their life unless something like The catastrophic nature" of the oil disaster, floods, hurricanes, wild fires happens, then they say where the government?, Louisiana Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the federal response, "it's never good enough. It's never fast enough.
Would someone please ask those in this administration, why is the US giving $$$$ to Petrobus (brazillian oil that George Soros has stock in) to do deepwater exploration?
There's an understatement, for sure.
I agree with Mayor Landrieu, remember everyone critized the slow response of the Federal government in Katrina.
I can't imagine what those poor people are feeling that after 60 some days later the federal government finally got people on the ground, according to Landrieu, who must be extremely frustrated.
That is NO quick fix was obvious from the beginning. For whatever reason big oil companies evidently assumed a catastrophe of this nature would never happen.
Rather easy to blame Obama. Keeps the focus of the public directed away from the need for regulatory control.
It is going to take a long time, at least 36 more rounds of golf for Obummer.
This admin has no clue what to do, other than threaten and act like tough guys. Too busy campaigning and putting stupid moritoriums that take away jobs and income from thousands more people than the spill already has.Clueless from the start.