CNN: President Barack Obama bluntly defended his administration's response to the undersea gusher fouling the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, telling an interviewer he has met with experts to learn "whose ass to kick."
"I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf," Obama told NBC's "Today" show in an interview scheduled to air Tuesday. "A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be."
A variety of critics have accused Obama of being too cerebral in his reaction to the undersea gusher now fouling the Gulf of Mexico, of failing to put the full force of the administration and of putting too much trust in oil company BP. But Obama told NBC his deliberations have been more than academic.
"I don't sit around talking to experts because this is a college seminar," Obama continued. "We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick."
Oh brother! This little sound bite was designed to calm the grumbling from lefties like Maureen Dowd, Bill Maher and Spike Lee. It won’t calm real people from fuming over the oil spill. Right now people are not interested in seeing Obama go after the guilty parties. Right now people want to see the oil spill brought under some sort of control. From capping the spill to cleaning up the mess, there still seems to be this scatterbrained approach to handling the crisis by both BP and the administration.
Right now, kicking the ass of BP and who ever else is culpable is not going to save any beaches, any wildlife or anyone’s livelihood. The only thing that can save those things is competent management and competent management seems to be above Obama’s pay grade.
Video h/t: Gateway Pundit
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