Thursday, May 27, 2010
Obama: " Ain't My F------' Fault-Bush is the F-------' Guy!"
"We're in charge, right boys?"
"From Day One."
"And cleaning house at Interior."
That was pretty much President Obama's stance on the big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico during his press conference. First, he repeated the mantra that from "Day One", his administration was on top of the problem. Meanwhile, it's Day 38 and that oil just keeps gushing out of that hole. Obama also repeatedly referred to the corruption and mess within the Department of the Interior and the Mineral Management Service (MMS) when George Bush was president.
It's all Bush's fault.
You see, under Bush, there was this corrupt relationship between the MMS and the oil companies. When Obama came into office, he appointed Ken Salazar to be Secretary of Interior and "clean house". Salazar was doing just that, but the job was not "completely" done when the disaster happened (according to Obama).
In a "completely unrelated" matter, the head of the MMS, Elizabeth Birnbaum, resigned today. When asked about it, (was she fired or resigned?) Obama professed complete ignorance. He was busy on something else. He refused to confirm that Birnbaum was basically fired. Anonymous White House sources say she was fired.
But I am encouraged. The President reiterated that his administration is leading the effort in Louisiana, he is in charge, and that he accepts full responsibility (because he is the President).
And he has fired Elizabeth Birnbaum-but he doesn't know it.