The only good thing happening along the gulf coast these days is baseball.
Politics is a race to the bottom and oil is a race to the top.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced today he is running for the senate as an independent disassociating himself from the Republican Party. Rubio, the challanger from within Crist's former party, is fighting an odorous sleaze factor that is only eclipsed by the sleaze that has been coming out of British Petroleum (BP) regarding the massive and continuing oil drilling catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. Voters have until November to sort out the political morass. There is no time available to head off a disaster of horrendous proportions in the gulf.
After denying for several days the US Coast Guard's analysis, 200,000 gallons a day of crude oil flooding into the gulf, they admitted today that the Coast Guard is right. Fingers of the spill are already hitting gulf beaches and a solution to the spill is weeks if not months away. This single drilling rig may dwarf the size of the Exxon Valdez disaster that never dissuaded Sarah Palin from screeching "Drill, baby, drill" when she's turned on in front of a camera.
Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays are playing incredible baseball. In their best (read inept) attempt to highlight the hottest team in the toughest division in baseball, MLB has decreed that Joe Maddon , the Tampa skipper, must cease and desist from wearing a team hoodie during games.
MLB has benevolently authorized the use of hats with sissy flaps for cold weather games and, of course, panty-hose are encouraged - if they carry the manly UnderArmor brand - but no hoodies for Joe.
Reminds me of the old saw, "Nero fiddles while Rome burns."