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“When she calls and says she needs help, we’re gonna give her some help.”

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President Obama’s willingness to drop everything and rush to San Francisco to help Barbara Boxer raise $1.7 million contrasts with his refusal to answer Louisiana’s request for a dredging permit to construct barrier islands to keep the oil from its beaches and wetlands. Louisiana filed for its permit on May 11, and the Obama Administration’s refusal to act on it is pushing Bobby Jindal to blast the federal response.

“We’ve got a lot on our plate right now, so I don’t travel for just anybody,” Obama told Democratic donors Tuesday night at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel. “But when it comes to Barbara Boxer, I’m a lot like you: When she calls and says she needs help, we’re gonna give her some help.”

Perhaps if Jindal threw a fundraiser for Barbara Boxer, he could get the president’s attention.

One of last night’s events was held at the home of the Gettys, so perhaps he talked about the oil spill crisis there.

The pictures of the impact to Louisiana are already demonstrating the devastation. Perhaps they were shown on the wall at the swank Fairmont last night.

The reassuring thing is that MSM would have treated Bush exactly the same had he traveled cross-country to attend an exclusive $17,500-a-couple Dallas fundraiser for the most conservative member of the Senate even as Katrina’s aftermath paralyzed New Orleans.

President Barack Obama waves after speaking at a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., in San Francisco, Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

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