Mississippi has an awesome governor. I can't see how the state's response to the oil spill can go wrong.
Mississippi's Haley Barbour, a well-connected former Washington lobbyist, has calmly said the oil slick looming offshore is just a sheen in most places and there's no reason for people to panic.
It's actually going to make the water all shiny and prettier.
Oil has not started washing up on shore in any large quantities, and Barbour likened much of the spill to the gasoline sheen commonly found around ski boats.
"We don't wash our face in it, but it doesn't stop us from jumping off the boat to ski," Barbour said.
You, sir, are clearly the man Mississippi needs in charge right now.