Jake Tapper at ABC reports on Obama speaking truth from powerlessness at the Gulf:
“Even though I am President of the United States my powers are not limitless,” Obama said last Friday at Camardelle’s Live Bait and Boiled Seafood, “So I can’t dive down there and plug the hole. I can’t suck it up with a straw."
It's true. He has limited power. Some call it impotence.
Others say he's not doing enough. But cut him some slack here. When he says he can't suck it up with a straw, it's not like he didn't try:
President Barack Obama tries to suck tar balls
through a straw as Lafourche Parish President
Charlotte Randolf, left, looks on at Fourchon Beach
in Port Fourchon, La., May 28, 2010.
We'll give him an A for effort with the tar balls and straw.
His overall performance in the managment of efforts to plug the damn hole and contain the spill?
Easy. That's a good, solid B+.