June 14, 2010
It’s not too late to find his way to the White House rooftop after all.
President Obama is now reacting to the BP oil mess in precisely the way he said he didn’t need to. After weeks of insisting that bringing rhetorical heat on BP executives wouldn’t get anything done, that’s just what he’s starting to do.
Now, a president who’s known for his cool is looking for butts to kick. He’s meeting with the same executives whose direct input he said he didn’t think he needed, as his top aides telegraph growing frustration with their erstwhile partners at BP.
Nearly two months into the environmental calamity in the region, he’s making his fourth visit to the Gulf region — this time, spending an overnight and the better part of two days.
This article was posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 at 4:42 am