I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf. A month ago, I was meeting with fisherman down there, standing in the rain... We talk to these folks because they potentially had the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.How about starting with his own?
Is he responsible for the spill, or even the clean up efforts? No. But he could have ordered the Federal Government to get out of the way and let the grownups do what they need to do. Instead, he dithers while Gov. Jindal frantically begs permission to build sand berms. He sends his enforcer Holder down to threaten BP with possible legal action. He claims he is in charge, on top of it, and to be held accountable. Yet, his idea of what that means is simply to act like an adolescent thug, who strokes his own vanity by making threats and watching his victims jump.
I wish I could say this was surprising. But when a man with zero experience at anything but yakking and gladhanding is faced with a real-world problem this is the almost inevitable result. The "almost" is there only because a man with any conscience at all would at least step aside during a crisis and let those who can, do. But the giant, creme-filled ego of The One simply can't allow that in this case. So, he must make a show.
Unfortunately, when the curtain comes down on this clown's act it will be left to those focused on reality to clean up the extra mess.