When disasters like Hurricane Katrina or September 11th strike, the public usually looks for a leader to help guide them and take charge. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is no exception. Florida’s gubernatorial and U.S. senate candidates are responding to BP executives and pushing for amendments to show who can respond the quickest in the time of crisis. WUFT-FM’s Lynsey Saunders spoke with University of South Florida Political Science expert Susan Macmanus about just how political an oil spill could be.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/oilpoliticsqa.mp3]
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