Seriously, only in the Alice-in-Wonderland world of U.S. national politics would a fossil fuel disaster make it less likely that we would get a bill designed to wean us from fossil fuels!~emphasis mine~
We watch the unfolding of a historically catastrophic event. The explosion that rocked and sunk the Deepwater Horizon rig off the coast of Louisiana is transforming from a horrific disaster at the outset to something much more toxic and deeply profound. The oil quickly spreading across the waters into the conscience of the American people is a wake up call. The metaphors reaching deep into our psyche is clear and will have ramifications for a long time. The metastasizing spill is slowly beginning to kill.