By now we’ve all heard about President Obama’s fiercely uninspiring speech regarding the BP spill. There he was, in his first ever Oval Office address: stern . . . fastidious . . . reassuring the American people that his administration has done everything in its power to clean up after this historic environmental calamity. Quite the contrast to the Commander-in-Chief of just a few weeks ago, where multiple rounds of golf, a couple concerts and two vacations topped the list on the Executive docket. Meanwhile, Governor Bobby Jindal is trying to move heaven and earth to prevent the encroaching spill from spoiling his shores.
Don’t get me wrong, ladies and gentlemen, there’s time for work and there’s time for play. It’s important for people to unwind after a stressful week in the office, and that goes for the President of the United States as well. But don’t you find it interesting that our President can take in fundraisers, concerts, receptions with sports stars, multiple rounds of golf and two vacations — all the while oil continues to escape in the Gulf — yet he’s still able to reaffirm his commitment to clean up this mess? Even more peculiar than that, where is the mainstream media reporting on Obama’s new found sense of urgency and concern?
If Obama is deeming the BP disaster as a “war,” than he’s one Commander who’s been MIA. Or should I say, R&R. But that was before the public outrage and backlash in poll numbers; now he’s side-by-side with his Energy Secretary (who’s a Nobel Prize winner, in case you didn’t know) and ready to roll up the sleeves. He even addressed the nation about it . . . a mere 58 days after the rigger exploded. Nonetheless, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is still pleading with the Federal Government for assistance. He’s been asking for boats, boom and sand beams since the early days of the disaster — I guess the President is now convinced he wasn’t kidding. New polls show the administration’s response to this crisis is worse than the government’s reaction to Katrina. We never heard the end of it from the mainstream media back then . . . where are they now?
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