Poor Billy Nungesser. Every evening on the national news Billy is presented as the quintessential suffering Louisianan. There he is, day after day, often with “drill, baby, drill” Jindal, moaning and wailing about the fragile ecosystem of the Gulf Coast and the Obama’s Administration’s indifference to their desire to tear up the environment even more by building berms to stop the oil from entering marshes.
Who is Billy? Billy is the son of the late Billy senior Nungesser. Daddy Nungesser is best known for being the powerhouse in the Republican Party that played a major role in changing Louisiana politics from Democrat to Republican. Billy, Jr. is carrying on his daddy’s efforts to keep Louisiana Republican and pro-big oil. Neither Billy Jr. or Billy Sr. have a history of opposing oil drilling in the Gulf as a threat to the environment.
In fact, Billy Jr. has made a fortune providing catering services to off shore oil operations and by providing housing for oil industry workers. If you listen closely to Billy’s remonstrations, you will note that he is not in the least bit a contrarian when it come to risking the environment he claims to love so dearly. If anyone can find any evidence that Billy has ever demonstrated any opposition to drilling at 5000 foot depths, I would like to see it.
Only a feckless, corrupt, incompetent Democratic Party could let a bunch of reactionary, pro-oil, Republicans hang this disaster around President Obama’s neck!