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Taylor: Oil spill spin tricky for Obama, Republicans

Almost 60 days after the initial explosion, President Barack Obama is addressing the nation and putting BP executives on notice that they will cover the mountain of claims left in the aftermath of the endless oil spill in the Gulf.

NC State University political scientist Andy Taylor says the President’s primetime speech is a chance to demonstrate that he has a clear plan to correct the environmental damage and help those who’ve been economically harmed.

Ironically, Taylor notes that while many Republicans would like to criticize the president’s handling of the Deep Horizon disaster, they have to be careful about how that shapes the larger debate about future offshore drilling.

For a preview of Taylor’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, please click below:

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