By - June 4, 2010

Obama’s “Singular Focus”? Ignoring Oil Spill

Does this look like a man who is “focused” on the BP oil spill?

This picture, published by PolitiPage.com, was taken on May 8th, 19 days after the spill began. Last Thursday, May 27th, Obama said, “Those who think that we were either slow on our response or lacked urgency don’t know the facts. This has been our highest priority since this crisis occurred…. [W]hen it comes to the moment this crisis occurred moving forward, this entire White House and this entire federal government has been singularly focused on how do we stop the leak and how do we prevent and mitigate the damage to our coastlines.”

This alleged “singular focus” has included several rounds of golf, two vacations, a fundraiser for Barbara Boxer, meeting the Yankees, the Navy football team, the UConn women’s basketball team, the Duke basketball team, and the U.S. World Cup soccer team. He also found time for testing out new Secret Service binoculars in Maryland, naming a Supreme Court justice nominee, buffalo wings in Buffalo, rhubarb pie in Iowa, a burger in Missouri, another round or two of golf, a meeting with Bono (?), a couple of speeches on Wall Street reforms, talking basketball with Marv Albert, a San Francisco party with the Getty Oil family, and a meeting with Arnold Schwarzenegger. PolitiPage.com has a nice pictorial review of everything Obama’s been up to since “the moment this crisis occurred.”

After last year’s Christmas pageant at our church my 6 year old son told me that he’s got acting all figured out. “It’s easy, Dad. They tell you what to say and then you just have to say it.” Sounds like my boy has Obama’s presidency figured out as well. The only problem is that playing make-believe isn’t an acceptable way for a president to run a country.

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  1. Liz says:

    Oh, my! We have a winner. 2012 can’t come fast enough.

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