From a recent Times-Picayune editorial:
We also need to know, Mr. President, whether you support legislation to give Gulf states our rightful share of offshore oil revenues now instead of in 2017. These are vital resources for our imperiled coast. During your visit last week, you did not publicly take questions from Louisianians. A local reporter’s question about the revenue-sharing proposal earned a “we’ll get back to you”-response from a White House spokesman. There was no followup.
Your visit is appreciated, Mr. President. But visiting Louisiana is not the same as listening to us and answering our questions.
And then this from Byron York:
The Obama administration is at first slow to see the seriousness of the accident. Then, as the crisis becomes clear, the federal bureaucracy becomes entangled in itself trying to deal with the problem. “At least a dozen federal agencies have taken part in the spill response,” the New York Times reports, “making decision-making slow, conflicted and confused, as they sought to apply numerous federal statutes.”
Leadership, Mr. President, does not consist of dithering and the occasional game of kick-the-can.