From Taylor Reed…
Well, we had a little change in plans due to weather conditions. We just got back to New Orleans from our side trip to Grand Isle, and it is raining cats and dogs outside.
Despite the rain, we piled into the van and went to a quick lunch meeting with Kurt Fromherz. He provided great information about what really went on during the spill, and how it was like to be a media advisor to a somewhat controversial parish president.
What I found most interesting is how almost all the information in his presentation was completely different from our first meeting with the coast guard. With every issue he had one perspective and the coast guard presented another. This situation shows exactly what the issue is. There is no open communication between all groups involved. It’s no one parties fault, but without clear and transparent communication amongst all parties will result in arguments about the small things and not the larger issue. In the end isn’t that what the end goal is?