Editor Dan Radmacher:
Plugging a leaking oil well at the bottom of a mile of ocean is a daunting task (perhaps something one should have considered before drilling an oil well at the bottom of a mile of ocean). If there were an easy way - or even a difficult way - to get it done, it would be done. No one working on this - not BP, not the president, no one - has anything to gain by letting the oil continue to hemorrhage into the Gulf of Mexico.Dikes. What a ridiculous idea.
So here comes Sarah Palin, a former half-term governor of one of the least populist populous states in the nation and certainly one of the least intelligent people ever to run for national office, on Bill O'Reilly with the answer: Call in the Dutch and the, uh, Norwegians. Why? Because they know how to build dikes.
And Sarah Palin could have been a 72-year-old's heartbeat away from the presidency. [link]
U.S. Coast Guard: "Temporary berms, dikes and dams can also serve as effective barriers against oil contamination of sensitive natural resources and economic amenities."
I ask you, who are the idiot(s) in this story?