Saturday, June 12, 2010

Speaking Truth From Powerlessness

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:

Obama Heroically Attempts To Suck Tarballs From Gulf

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+.

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