John Lillipop at American Conservative Daily imagines the cave-in that trapped 33 Chilean miners happening a bit differently. What if this crisis, rather than the Obama oil spill disaster, had occurred over the summer — how might it have played out?
Here are the first two events in Lillipop’s sequence:
- On August 5, Obama claims that the mine disaster was “inherited” from the Bush administration, which blocked urgently needed regulatory reform in order to pacify Wall Street investors.
- Obama promises “immediate action” to reform mine safety with a host of new regulations that could ultimately bankrupt the coal industry, thereby ending coal mine disasters forever.