Noonan on Obama’s Oil Leadership: “He Was Supposed to Be Competent”

June 2nd, 2010 by Perry

While watching response failures to the oil crisis in the Gulf, I’m not someone who immediately sought to criticize President Barack Obama. That is until at his May 27 press conference when he essentially claimed those failures as his own:

“The American people should know that from the moment this disaster began, the federal government has been in charge of the response effort….BP is operating at our direction. Every key decision and action they take must be approved by us in advance….The federal government is also directing the effort to contain and clean up the damage from the spill….my job is to get this fixed….I take responsibility. It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down.”

So, I share this great column by Peggy Noonan from the Wall Street Journal: He Was Supposed to Be Competent.

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