Huffington Post Senior Washington Correspondent Dan Froomkin appeared on MSNBC today, with Tamron Hall, to discuss the Obama administration's response to the gulf oil spill. Froomkin criticized the administration both for its failure to contain or even assess the extent of the oil leak and for not being tough enough on BP in the wake of the disaster.
Froomkin also compared the administration's response to the gulf oil disaster with the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina in 2006. "Initially, I thought the Katrina moment criticisms were a bit out of line, but I'm starting to think that the analogy isn't completely off," Froomkin said. "You have an administration that wasn't caught flat-footed like the Bush administration was, but you have one that now, with this many days into the cycle, still hasn't quite gotten their act together."