Thad Allen

Thad Allen, retired Coast Guard commandant, decried "the constitutional amnesia that has swept Washington.”
To judge from most media coverage, the beaches are open, the fishing restrictions being lifted and the Gulf resorts open for business in a safe environment. We spent the last few weeks along the Gulf coast, and the reality is distinctly different.
WASHINGTON — The government's point man on the Gulf oil spill calls it "an insidious enemy that's attacking our shores" and