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 *** to kick” when it comes to responsibility for the mess.
“I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be,” Obama said, defending his administration’s handling of the spill. “And I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar; we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose *** to kick.”
Yuppie, Obama said he’ll whomp ***. Is this what Maher wanted from a black president?