What we would really like is for you to stop embarrassing the country with your juvenile outbursts. We expect dignity from your office. Remember, others will follow you, though not soon enough. If you don’t respect the country and the office, you can always resign.
But just so you know what we expect from a president, here are some clues.
First, please cut the bureaucratic red tape for the poor people of the Gulf. It is absolutely unacceptable to see that the Coast Guard stopped the skimmers on the way to help clean up the spill. Want to lead? Make sure things like this stop happening.
There are reports of shortages of booms to contain the oil, while millions of feet are sitting in warehouses.
There are shortages of tools and protective clothing. There are plenty in the country. How about working to get the necessary resources in place and skipping a round or two of golf?
There are ideas and theories on how to stop and contain the oil. Swallow your pride and admit that we do not have the answers. It has been over two months! It seems the only one that is not aware of the lack of expertise is the White House.
Stop working to financially ruin the company that is also in charge of stopping the leak. As a direct result of your shakedowns and rhetoric, BP’s credit is in the tank and the company may now have only bankruptcy on the horizon. Exactly how will a defunct Oil Giant clean up the mess and stop the leak? Were you just not thinking?
Sometimes, a leader can do no more than inspire.
Blame, in the midst of an ongoing disaster, is neither strategy nor inspiration. It is counterproductive.
Stop acting like an ambulance chasing lawyer and start being a president.
Lord knows if you worked for BP you have been fired by now.