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Haley Barbour Still Downplaying The Potential Impact Of The Oil In The Gulf On Mississippi

Well it appears Gov. Haley Barbour (R-BP) is still living on a river named Denial and refusing to admit the potential damage to Mississippi's coast li

Well it appears Gov. Haley Barbour (R-BP) is still living on a river named Denial and refusing to admit the potential damage to Mississippi's coast line from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. John King asks Barbour if his perspective on the risk to his state has changed now that the government has admitted the amount of oil pouring into the Gulf is probably twice as much as originally estimated. (And John King fails here since that number would be more like forty to a hundred times more than we were originally told by BP and the government. They said it was one thousand barrels John, then five thousand and they're still not telling us the truth.)

Barbour: Well of course it changes the scope because there's a lot more oil. Now as I understand it the numbers they put out yesterday were the total flow did not include the 15,000 barrels that's being captured by their cap, whatever they call it, but yeah, it means that much more oil's in the Gulf and it means that there's that much more that has to either be dispersed, burned, skimmed or whatever.

And it also means that there's a higher likelihood that it will get to Mississippi. We have not had any of oil onto Mississippi's beaches. We had one intrusion on one of the barrier islands. It came up one day and washed out the next day and left no uhh... you couldn't even tell it had even been there.

Washed away huh? Just like magic. Can't even tell it was there. Good grief who does this goober think he's kidding? He goes onto repeat the line about how the biggest economic damage to his state has been caused by the news scaring all the tourists away and of course tries to give more cover to his good buddies in the oil industry.

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