Come on, Barack! Now that BP seems on the verge of plugging the damn oil leak, the buck suddenly stops with you?
Yeah, I know, it seems odd only because I “don’t have all the facts.” And I do believe the imminent sliming of the Gulf and East Coast states has been keeping you up nights. But where were you in that tail-wag-dog moment when BP told the EPA to go pound sand when they told BP to stop using dispersants that could prove equally or even more damaging than the oil?
Why aren’t you or BP seriously considering the MANY viable alternatives to clean-up that don’t involve replacing one pollutant with another? Under the circumstances, your “Thanks, but no thanks” attitude toward accepting outside help is unconscionably Bush-like.
And when are you going to comprehend that sometimes Americans NEED drama? The news media is oozing 24/7 gooey video, complete with innocent wildlife suffocating in oil. People want to see their president express some actual outrage. “Angry and frustrated” are just words without any actual emotion behind them. Sometimes I wonder if your face is full of Botox.
BP execs giving interviews don’t seem to think they’re operating at your behest. And once they plug the hole, nobody’s stupid enough to think they won’t leap to evade responsibility for clean-up by instead pouring millions of dollars into Congressional campaign coffers.
Obama, I know YOU personally can’t stop the spill, and nothing you say or do really matters at this point. The time for drastic federal action and ass-kicking passed weeks ago, and now you’re stuck with an environmental disaster of epic proportions. Stop talking about it and get people moving — every which way they can — to SAVE THE GULF.
On a local note, Virginia’s addle-brained Republican governor, Bob McDonnell, is bummed that Obama canceled drilling off Virginia’s coast. Maybe his TV is broken. Or maybe he’s seen Virginia Beach recently. The water stinks and the sand is so filthy it turns your feet black, according to Karen. Maybe he thinks a disaster like Louisiana’s might not make much difference.