President Obama talks so much and is so omnipresent on television, that the value of a "major speech" from the Oval Office is diminished....
That did not stop the President from delivering with passion his pitch for a new world order of energy led by government spending and intervention in the marketplace. Against the backdrop of oil-soaked pelicans, it all sounds appealing.
Mr. Obama took his obligatory shot at the Bush Administration by saying the Minerals Manangement Service was averse to regulation for the past ten years.....But of those ten years, the most recent two years are under his watch and that scapegoating is getting old.
The President said he is going to hold BP to task. We know that and we know the firms liability in the courts is substantial.
For the moment, the most important thing is to "plug the damn hole." Nothing said on television will do that as what we have is the stuff of Prophecy.
By tampering with the Earth in this manner we have sewn the wind and reaped the whirlwind.
Mr. Obama's solution is to build more windmills in Cape Vincent.