Obama won't humble himself, so Sarah Palin did it for him in the eyes of the world. Suggesting that a U.S. President needs a little humility is something we haven't had to think about since Monica's blue dress. But Obama announced today that he will stoop to personally talking to BP CEO Tony Hayward (it took two black eyes from the public, for him to make that decision - I don't humility was a part of the strategy).
Palin Pullout Quote:
And, you know, I've offered the greatest oil and gas team in the world assembled, I believe, because they're up there in Alaska helping to produce nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy. But not just with the oil spill, but with the economy and with our military and how it is that we should be treating our allies, not poking them in the eye.From Fox News:
HANNITY: You know, I think there's a lot of issues here. Look, there's a lot going on in the world now. I think the president is coming off, I think, one of the worst periods in his presidency. And I think the polls are beginning to indicate that.
Obviously the Sestak and Romanoff case have had an impact. The economy, no jobs are really being created except in government. Obviously, the response or lack thereof to the oil spill is having an impact.
What do you — and the president seems to be getting angry when he's talking about kicking — I won't use his term. What do you make of where the president is right now politically?
PALIN: Throw in there, too, decreased consumer confidence, too. And then we even haven't talked about national security issues either. But I think what the president is realizing is that his lack of executive experience is coming into play right now.
I know that he mocked and chided others who did have experience in the campaign and he acted like being a community organizer was all that it was going to take. What the president needs to do is really humble himself and I say it with all due respect because I so respect the office of the presidency. But to humble yourself and call those around you who — on a nonpartisan basis, please call those around you who can give you the best advice and provide some answers to get us out of some of the problems that we're facing right now, not just with the oil spill.
And, you know, I've offered the greatest oil and gas team in the world assembled, I believe, because they're up there in Alaska helping to produce nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy. But not just with the oil spill, but with the economy and with our military and how it is that we should be treating our allies, not poking them in the eye.
All those things. He needs to call in those around him and kind of broaden his inner circle of confidants because right now it sounds like the inner circle that he has are some Chicago thugs. And that's not doing our country much good.
So calling in more people to advice him, and humbly accepting that advice and making the right decision from henceforth.
Here's another headline, just yesterday, Obama said he had not spoken to BP president, Tony Hayward, and indicated that if they spoke, Hayward would simply tell him what he wanted to hear, and intimated that Hayward would lie. Hayward said he didn't need to speak to Obama, because he speaks to Obama's "Lieutenants."
My hubby theorizes Obama and BP have had a cozy past, and neither want to speak and then be put on the spot about conversations, past or current. I have a smart hubby. Nevertheless, as Obama always does when the public beats up on him, he has changed his mind and the two presidents will chat. Tony Hayward will be the guest of the U.S. Congress and might visit with Obama then. That gives BP a week or so to clean-up their act, so to speak.