President Obama announced the appointment of five new people to a commission to study the oil spill.
If that doesn't speak to the heart of the American public on the BP oil spill, nothing will. All that emoting stuff is just so hard for him. You can tell.
Now, I'll be the first one to tell you that my interest in dark, oily birds is eclipsed by my interest in the people of New Orleans who are still without homes. So I am not one of these people who are going to cry over a turtle but tell people to go eat dirt. That's the feeling I get from all these "Join the Facebook group to support the Gulf wildlife" types. It is heart-breaking to see the little guy squirming around covering in oil for me, too. But let's face it, people are more important than animals. Or they are supposed to be, anyway.
What we've got on our hands is an ecological disaster, which has been clear from the beginning. And no matter what your opinion about President Clinton, he knew a large part of his job was to be on the scene and on top of things in the event of disaster. The man cared. He looked like he cared and he acted like he cared. President Obama does not.
President Obama has acted like President Bush during Katrina: no initial signs of awareness, late to get into action, and late to get in a plane and just take a look at the problem. I've heard from many people who represent Federal employees that this Administration is just like the last one. I'm inclined to believe it. You just get the feeling he thinks he's got bigger things to think about. He does not.