Responding to critics who say his response to the spill should be more engaged and forceful, Obama said: "I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf."This is truly an historic administration. The first president to say "ass" on TV***. After nearly two months of criticism of how aloof Obama has been, we're supposed to now believe that he's really so angry that he's willing to verbally go where no president has gone before? How cynically and transparently condescending. Even for him.
"And I don't sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar; we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick**," he added.
Meanwhile and far away, two headlines are ignored:
* Actually, that's not fair to Carter, as Obama has managed to combine the inexperience and ineptitude of Carter with the arrogance and insularity of Bush. It's really a master work, if you think about it.
** Can you see Obama actually trying to kick anyone's ass? Seriously, he's like the son of Widow Hen from the old Foghorn Leghorn cartoons. I'd be scared if he threatened to re-wire the whole house to turn on the showers when you open the fridge. But fixin' to bring out the pimp hand? I think not.
*** Not the first president to BE one obviously, but the first to say it.