Oil Spill Gives Unexpected Boost To Gulf State Governors

08/05/2010 10:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Richard Wolf & John Fritze USA Today

For politicians, the daily drip-drip-drip of bad news can be devastating. Yet the oil that gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for three months appears to have helped governors in the area. It hurt President Obama -- but not as much as crises crippled his predecessors.

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