Did my July 3 post inadvertently provide a bully pulpit for BP and Coast Guard propaganda? As it turns out, there is plenty of room for concern regarding this apparent marriage of public relations and a government agency.
Pressure from Senator George LeMieux has paid off with an emergency federal rule to permit more oil cleanup vessels to leave their posts elsewhere along America's coastline and finally head to the Gulf of Mexico to provide help.
Our own government has quietly admitted that America needs foreign help to handle the oil spill -- almost two months after pushing that help away. Far more oil could have been intercepted before it fouled the Gulf Coast.