It’s “Grim Milestone” Time

Somehow I don’t think CNN will have a sidebar on their front page showing this running total though like they did for the dead in Iraq

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – BP’s massive oil spill will become the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico by Thursday based on the highest of the federal government’s estimates, an ominous record that underscores the oil giant’s dire need to halt the gusher.

The oil that’s spewed for two and a half months from a blown-out well a mile under the sea is expected to surpass the 140 million gallon mark, eclipsing the record-setting Ixtoc I spill off Mexico’s coast from 1979 to 1980. Even by the lower end of the government’s estimates, at least 71.2 million gallons are in the Gulf.

But no worries, Obama’s focused on this like a, er, excuse me a second…Mr. President, I think you want to play this putt for about four inches of break.

I’m sorry, what were we talking about?

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