Souther Political Report – The Return of Mabus

President Obama has tapped former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus to salvage his response to the Gulf oil spill. Instead of yet another czar, it’s being treated like a “Captain Marvel” position. But is putting the secretary of the Navy in charge a wise move or a bad appointment?

As noted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch article “Obama to meet with head of gulf restoration plan,” Mabus has been chosen to develop a recovery plan for the region.

This “Gulf Coast Restoration Plan” is designed to be a long term project, with implications that extend beyond plugging the leak and cleaning the shores of Louisiana and several other Gulf states.

Southern Political Report
6/17/10