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Here’s a paragraph from Wall Street Journal

Forget the headline, I won’t even discuss that

Obama to Reopen Oil Drilling

Here’s the magic paragraph.

Retired U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, who heads the federal response, said BP’s latest emergency containment system is on track to capture as much as 15,000 barrels of oil per day, which is the maximum amount of oil the drill ship on the surface can process. BP’s latest update on the rate of recovery late Monday implies that the containment procedure is approaching that limit. Any leakage beyond 15,000 barrels per day will continue to go into the sea until a second ship arrives, likely in mid-June.

.So, for all those asking “What do you want him to do?

We don’t want Obama to personally get a scuba diving gear and plug the hole. Just talk to your Coast Guard Admiral in LA and send him what he needs like you promised. Today, not mid-June. Get a frakking ship to process that oil over 15,000 barrels!

This guy can’t wait that long

Then bill BP.

More on the reasons for this idiocy

Oil Spill Expert: BP Is ‘Groping In the Dark’

“They’re groping in the dark because they’ve never permitted actual estimates to be made,” said Ian MacDonald, a Florida State oceanography professor. “They said a dozen times on television that 5,000 barrels a day was the rate of this spill, and all their engineering was driven by that. Clearly, they were underestimating what kind of capacity they needed.”

And we know full well they were not the only ones lowballing the amounts. Watch this for proof that the White House was declaring lower numbers that were briefed about

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The villagers are happy their suggestion was followed

Is President Obama bowing to criticism that he hasn’t shown enough emotion and outrage about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? In an interview with the Today Show’s Matt Lauer this morning, the president offered his most candid response yet  about the disaster, bluntly telling Lauer he’s been talking to experts about “whose ass to kick”  when it comes to responsibility for the mess.

But how absurd is it for the media to suggest ways to spin a story?

Beyond the irony of journalists urging more spin from a politician, the really remarkable fact is that none dare consider the possibility that Obama is simply not up to the job.

This new PR move is as pathetic as it’s hilarious. Was it inspired by W turning 9.11 into a personal triumph? I believe the timing helped in that vile  PR move too. But now, My Pet Goat is still ongoing.

So, it’s a thriller now. Who done it?

I remember Joan Rivers offering OJ Simpson a mirror to help with HIS search.

.One comment on line said: Look behind, they’re hiding behind you

And if this fails, there’s always the happy face tactic

Gulf Coast will ‘bounce back’ from oil spill, says Barack Obama

.Just follow that bouncing ocean and sing along!

and meanwhile, for Louisiana’s sake, let’s drill again

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Obama: Drilling ban will hurt Louisiana economy

and you don’t hate Louisiana, do you? Besides, drilling accidents never happened. We know so because Obama told us. Psst, don’t look now, but there’s a second gusher in the Gulf

Maybe Obana should adopt Mr Fish’s suggestion for PR: the Cone of Silence

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The cover of the day is easily AM-Ny for capturing the spirit of the times

.just as toady Daily News hangs its own on the abusive (if confused) father image Obama PR came up with

.In DC, a fitting send-off to Helen Thomas

.and in Chicago, it’s Blago show

.Wall Street Journal tells us Obama will reopen oil drilling

.even as USA Today concludes spills escalated this decade

.From Alabama we see the last beach sign

.In Florida, locals won’t wait for help from BP or Dady Obama

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especially as they don’t expect much

.and it’s from Charlote Sun that we find out about the bloody war and the fate of the wilikeak soldier

.WaPo reprises Gulf coverage

.Obama Times

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