Heck of a Job
Submitted By Todd on May 24th at 11:21am
The Obama administration is trying to manage the political fallout over the BP oil disaster, but are they making any effort to actually solve the problem?
The oil-soaked feathers were flying between the White House and Sarah Palin yesterday after the former Alaska governor suggested President Obama's response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was influenced by campaign donations from BP and other big oil interests.
Palin chided the media for not doing enough to examine "if there's any connection there to President Obama taking so doggone long to get in there, to dive in there, and grasp the complexity and the potential tragedy that we are seeing here in the Gulf of Mexico." "I don't know why the question isn't asked by the mainstream media and by others if there is any connection with the contributions made to President Obama," she told "Fox News Sunday."
Palin has an unusual ability to tweak the bad guys on their political funny bone, and her timing in pointing the finger at the White House on its failure to take leadership on the oil leak may be just right. She just might get the press to shift the story line over to the Obama administration being disengaged... or playing it politically safe.The White House response to Palin was snarly, as usual.
"My suggestion to Sarah Palin would be to get slightly more informed as to what's going on in and around oil drilling in this country," he told CBS's "Face the Nation."Yeah, well... why defend yourself on the policy level when you can take personal cheap shots.