Anger grows along oil-ravaged beaches as Obama visits Louisiana
Well, of course they are angry. Like most problems folks face today, they want someone else to fix it, NOW, and they want to be sure that someone else pays for fixing it. The fact that the government, in this case, literally can't do anything about their problem - is irrelevant.
The Gulf shore has always stood for small government and no interference from the Feds, except for when they need help. Then they bitterly resent that the government is too small to be effective and that the Feds can't interfere unless the states ask them to take over.