Ladies and gentlemen, Congressman Gene Taylor, (D-MS):
TAYLOR: What I want people to know is this isn’t Katrina. This is not Armageddon. I did this for the Coast Guard many years ago. Yeah, it’s bad. And it’s terrible that there’s a spill out there. But I would remind people that the oil is twenty miles from any marsh. … That chocolate milk looking spill starts breaking up in smaller pieces … It is tending to break up naturally.
HOST: As we look for pieces of optimism, and you’ve provided us with some, I still have to say, this is kind of inconsistent your characterization with some of the doomsday reports that we’ve been hearing.
TAYLOR: David, that’s why I’m here. That’s why I’m here, because I’ve had a lot of people stop me … it almost strikes me as the day after Katrina. They’re that concerned. And it’s not, I wish it never happened. Yeah it’s bad out there. But it’s not right on our shore. … And it is tending to break up, the farther you get from the source, and it is a good thing.