There appears to be a double standard as applied to the CEO of BP and President Obama. When the CEO of BP makes an off the cuff statement that “he can’t wait to get his life back”, he is criticized for his insensitive statements. On the other hand our President has stated he is in charge,and is devoting all his efforts to find a solution to the oil spill. Since the spill he has played golf multiple times, traveled around the country making political speeches, taken a vacation and entertained high-profile musicians at the White House. Hardly seems like he has devoted “all his efforts”. If the CEO of BP had done the same thing, he would be roasted in the Press.
In addition, it is important the President hold BP accountable for the costs of this accident. However, with the spill far from contained, his consistent attacks on BP does not make a cooperative atmosphere to find a solution. After the spill is contained from further leaks, there will be plenty of time to assign blame and argue penalties.
Now I am sure your response will be the President supervises people who are working on the issue. Well so does the CEO of BP. My point is leadership must project an image of working 24/7 on an issue and demonstrate a full-time commitment to this crisis. As the President has other responsibilities world-wide so the CEO of BP. President Obama is not demonstrating the leadership necessary to give confidence to the American People.