Sen. Blanche Lincoln has joined other Senate Democrats in a letter to BP asking it to set aside $20 billion in a fund for cleanup and economic damages from the Gulf oil disaster.
1) Is $20 billion enough?
2) What does Rep. John Boozman, Lincoln’s opponent in November, think about it? Boozman’s office responded to questions with a reference to a statement he issued earlier this month in which he indicated support for an unspecified increase in the current $75 million liability cap. His statement does not address the Senate proposal or the question of whether there should be no cap at all on damages.
UPDATE: Boozman, following the Huckabee model (he does employ one, after all) doesn’t favor me with statements, but issued one later to Roby Brock. It’s non-specific, too.