President Obama, May 26, 2010:
And let me reiterate: We will not rest until this well is shut, the environment is repaired, and the cleanup is complete.
President Obama, May 27, 2010:
And I know that doesn’t lessen the enormous sense of anger and frustration felt by people on the Gulf and so many Americans. Every day I see this leak continue I am angry and frustrated as well.
President Obama, June 15, 2010:
But make no mistake: We will fight this spill with everything we’ve got for as long as it takes.
President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.
The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.
Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.
Nicholson and Katz, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, joined Obama for four hours of golf last weekend.
But it was 89 degrees, according to Mark Knoller, so I guess we shouldn’t be too hard on the President. Five hours, give or take travel time, in the hot sun wouldn’t seem like rest compared to, say, listening to a Paul McCartney concert or taking in a baseball game. And using someone’s own words against them may well be seen as dirty pool in some corners. Not mine, mind you, and not (to some degree) among to those questioned in this poll, but some.