In a comment made to NBC’s Matt Lauer, President Obama offered a window into his worldview:
I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the gulf. . . . I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar. We talk to these folks because they, potentially, have the best answers so I know whose ass to kick.
Wouldn’t he want to talk to those who have the best answers on how to stop the leak?
So it sounds like he’s talking to the experts to get the best answers or where to affix the blame. Remember when this guy said he was going to change that kind of politics?
And one of the things that I’m trying to break is a pattern in Washington where everybody is always looking for somebody else to blame. And I think Geithner is doing an outstanding job. I think that we have a big mess on our hands. It’s not going to be solved immediately, but it is going to get solved. And the key thing is for everybody just to stay focused on doing the job instead of trying to figure out who you can pass blame on to.
In the Gulf, we do have a big mess on our hands. And it won’t be solved immediately. So, why is Obama eager to deploy experts find out whose ass he needs to kick?
Not very presidential, Mr. President.