In my latest column at National Review Online, I blast the president for his administration’s disapproval of an innovative new Louisiana program involving leasing out the state’s charity hospitals to private (non-profit) hospital operators — and I provide the back story explaining why I think this decision is part of a political crusade meant to hurt Gov. Bobby Jindal. As in:
It began early, after Jindal’s (poorly received) 2009 State of the Union response, which represented the first major high-profile critique of Obama’s gauzy new administration. Clearly, Jindal got under Obama’s skin.
Just two months later, the Obama team was notoriously slow to respond to the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Among a host of mistakes documented by anational commission on the disaster were clearly politicized decisions on numerous fronts, including on the allocation of oil-containing booms.
There’s lots more where that came from. Please follow the attached link.