His approach to the issue was that of the law student suddenly fascinated by a science project.
Little Miss Attila makes an excellent point, which, I'm sure, the environmentalists will ignore:
Folks, what the hell is so much less delicate about the Gulf of Mexico than ANWR, where we could drill much more safely than in the Gulf? Nothing—that’s what. The ecosystems in the Gulf are far more vulnerable than those in ANWR—as are the local economies that depend on them.Gateway Pundit has video of Liz Cheney's evaluation of Obama's response:
"Going down to Louisiana and saying, 'Gosh, you know I'm heartbroken, I'm angry, I'm frustrated, and then going on vacation to Chicago really doesn't send a message that this is a man who is leading."
She's correct; as I said earlier, appearances count for something. That's why George W. Bush quit playing golf after the outbreak of the Iraq war because he said,
"I didn't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal."
Clearly, Obama doesn't share that opinion.
No, he's Mr. Cool, Mr. Cerebral, "the most intelligent president" we've ever had.
And finally, don't miss Don Surber, who ties it all together, nicely.
(Other reactions at Memeorandum)
(Cross Posted at Pundit and Pundette )