“I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, “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.”
Not, “we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers so we can find the solution to this problem.”
Instead, “so I know whose ass to kick.”
Does that fill you with confidence? Does it demonstrate effective leadership?
Instead, it’s embarrassing:
The nation should rejoice in being led by such a diligent a**-kicker in chief in this time of crisis. The latest Punic mission has been to stop offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Slope of Alaska for at least another six months, halt already-planned exploratory deep-sea-drilling operations, and cancel lease sales in the Gulf. Subjected to such measures — as proactive as would be the crippling of the airline industry in response to a plane crash — the guilty a**es are indeed sore already. Which is warm comfort for the administration’s repeated failures to stop the spill or contain its spread along the coast.
Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, The ties that bind. Remember Rahm Emanuel’s rent-free D.C. apartment? The owner: A BP adviser