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Thread #86416   Message #2998329
Posted By: Sawzaw
02-Oct-10 - 05:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: KatrinaGate
Subject: RE: BS: KatrinaGate...
DAY 14 – May 3 Obama hosts the Navy football team
DAY 15 – May 4 Obama private lunch with Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel
DAY 16 – May 5 Obama hosts Cinco De Mayo party at White House
DAY 17 – May 6 Just chillin'. Summers gives updates on economy
DAY 18 – May 7 Wizbangs give Rose Garden speech on 'economy'
DAY 19 – May 8 Obama hits links at Ft Belvoir
Dining out at ritzy DC restaurant — Komi!
DAY 20 – May 9 Obama gives commencement speech at Hampton U.
DAY 21 – May 10 Hey, during a crisis, let's pick a SCJ!
DAY 22 – May 11 Private (golf?) lunch with Joe Biden
DAY 23 – May 12 Obama hosts private reception for President Karzai
DAY 24 – May 13 Obama flies to Buffalo for Duff's hot wings
DAY 25 – May 14 Obama finally makes speech on oil spill in Rose Garden
DAY 26 – May 15 Enough of the oil spill stuff… Obama off to golf!
DAY 27 – May 16 Obama golfs (again!) at Fort Belvoir
DAY 28 – May 17 Obama hosts UConn women's basketball
DAY 29 – May 18 Obama tours plant in 'Ohio' (um, oil spill's in LA!)
DAY 30 – May 19 Obama hosts glitzy state dinner for Calderon
Dancing the night away!
DAY 31 – May 20 Obama meets with Bono for some reason
DAY 32 – May 21 Obama chills with the Pittsburgh Steelers…
DAY 33 – May 22 Obama goes golfing again at Andrews Air Force base
DAY 34 – May 23 Obama discusses basketball with Marv Albert
DAY 35 – May 24 Obama hosts Asian American celebration
DAY 36 – May 25 Obama flies to San Fran to party with Getty Oil family And raise millions for Barbara Boxer
DAY 37 – May 26 Obama spends day 2 in CA — with fellow economic wiz

James Carville: "Man, you got to get down here and take control of this, put somebody in charge of this thing and get this moving. We're about to die down here."

"I think they actually believe that BP has some kind of a good motivation here," he said. "They're naive! BP is trying to save money, save everything they can... They won't tell us anything, and oddly enough, the government seems to be going along with it! Somebody has got to, like shake them and say, 'These people don't wish you well! They're going to take you down!'"

Carville also accused the White House of going along with what he called the "let BP handle it" strategy.

"I'm as good a Democrat as most people, and I think this administration has done some good things. They are risking everything by this 'go along with BP' strategy they have that seems like, lackadaisical on this, and Doug is right, they seem like they're inconvenienced by this, this is some giant thing getting in their way and somehow or another, if you let BP handle it, it'll all go away. It's not going away. It's growing out there. It is a disaster of the first magnitude, and they've got to go to Plan B."

Likewise, Chris Matthews argued during a "Tonight Show" appearance that the President was "acting a little like a Vatican Observer."

"The President scares me," he said. "When is he actually going to do something? And I worry; I know he doesn't want to take ownership of it. I know politics. He said the minute he says, 'I'm in charge,' he takes the blame, but somebody has to. It's in our interest."