He's not doing much, but exactly what should he be doing that he isn't? I don't have a problem with how he's handled it.
Informing the American people as to what they are doing. His press conference was a disaster.
If he had said he underestimated the potential problem people would have understood. He didn't. He tried to make it seem as if he was fully engaged from Day 1. He wasn't.
Then he tried to take credit for the mud shot. When it failed he looked dumb.
Instead of meeting after meeting and taking almost a month... getting faster decisions on the sand bars being built.
Have meetings, but make decisions... not all will be perfect, but THIS IS THE TIME TO MAKE DECISIONS, AND CORRECT AS YOU GO... JUST AS THEY DID WITH HEALTHCARE. They have the priorities wrong with these two... Healthcare should have been slow... BP Horizon's mess should move faster.
Get all manner of supertanker out there to get oil out of the water as the Saudi's had done.
The guy should look like hell from logging 18-hour days... instead he looks like he's going sailing. Off to hoops, off to SF twice, golfing multiple times... vacation... parties... and he claimed to have such superior judgment.
He can also scrub parties and golf.
People don't need to see him having a jolly good time while we have a massive disaster on our hands.
Bush had the common sense to stop playing golf during the war. And this oil gusher is a form of warfare on our shores and in our waters, and on our economy.
He need to behave more like Patton than Palmer.
Think if Petreaus were President?
That guy would be all business all the time.
I doubt he would have lawyered up, a dumb and dumber move because it is going to have people clam up... the companies will tell their employees not to say anything because it could be used against them in court.
But being a community agitator, it's about all he knows to do... point fingers and agitate.