It isn’t unreasonable to expect that long before the sixty-day mark he would have convened the heads of major oil companies, university petroleum engineering departments

Obama’s long period of indifference to spill amounts to a toxic show of incompetence

By Andrew P. Morriss
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. —Up to 60,000 barrels a day of oil have been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon rig since April 20, making the spill far worse than the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster.

More than two months later, the federal government is just beginning to take small steps to protect us from this ongoing catastrophe. Barack Obama promised competence in his presidency. Despite his nationally televised pledge Tuesday, it’s unlikely he’ll be able to deliver.
Consider just the few of his delayed and anemic responses:

It took nine days before Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano declared the spill to be one of “national significance,