The President is a fine public speaker. Its the skill he used to get people to the polls to vote for him, its the skill he used to change minds during the Presidential debates and its his voice that got the majority of Congress and most Vet groups to back him with the troop surge to Afghanistan. I sat down on Tuesday night to listen to him address the “Worst environmental disaster America has ever faced”
I’m more patient than most when it comes to the President, but he hasn’t been very good to Florida. He’s shutting down the shuttle program, which will put a lot of people out of work. The new program he has laid out, has no specifics on how to develop jobs. He put my congresswoman in the oval office and hard sold her, a health care plan that needed much more work and that this district didn’t want. His campaign promise of working across party lines, which appealed to my bi-partisan approach to government hasn’t been kept.
He actually laid out a plan for drilling off the Atlantic coastline.
I understand what he inherited, but its been a year and a half, he’s not the new guy anymore. We need more help from our Commander in Chief down here in the Sunshine state.
He laid out his speech, the exact way I would have laid it out.
1. How we’re gonna clean it
2. How we’re helping affected areas
3. How are we gonna keep this from happening again
What I didn’t like:
“I assembled a team of our nation’s best scientist and engineers to tackle this challenge”- This is not a knock against the President, but I gotta, I’m losing faith in our experts, Nobel prize winners, our sharpest minds…is it the disaster or our we not “letting them work”
“The tragedy unfolding on our coast is the most painful and powerful, reminder that the time to embrace a clean energy future is now”- I’ve been hearing this for years and I am still going to have to fill up my tank later this week
“at this agency, industry insiders were put in charge of industry oversight, oil companies showered regulators with gift”- No ethics in cabinet level government? Really? Lets go guys….I’m getting tired of the lack of integrity, on all levels of government.
What I did like:
“It is faith in the future that sustains us as a people. It is the same faith that sustains our neighbors in the gulf right now”- No real substance, I just wish I would have wrote it!
“We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused”- I really hope so, do you know BP makes you pay 50 cents to use the bathroom at some of their stores!
“These efforts should capture 90% of the oil leaking out of the well”- Once again, I really hope so.
There are no party politics involved in this, people will try to use it as a political football, but the goal is the same and the methods for solving the problem will come under very little dispute.
It’s time to stop talking the talk and start fixing this leak…