I would imagine some people against the wait will complain that gas prices are going up and if we drilled now, we could drive the prices back down…never mind it would take time to turn that oil into something usable for the general public.
But other than a call to wait on offshore drilling, what more is Obama supposed to do? Should he and Joe Biden go suit up and get out the Gulf to work alongside the BP engineers and Coast Guard, and try to contain the spill so they can burn it off the surface of the water? As the Commander in Chief, I think Obama is doing his job just fine where this spill is concerned by having the Coast Guard out there. He’s not an engineer or an oil expert, or even an environmental volunteer of any kind. I think the Obama-hating public needs to realize he is doing what he can by calling off future drilling.
I bet Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the President of Iceland, wasn’t blamed for a lack of involvement when the volcano started spewing ash that shut down European airports.
But maybe that’s part of the American way of thinking. We’re spoiled because this country was settled by those seeking religious freedoms. Over time, maybe it’s given us a mindset that citizens of other countries might not have: we can have and do whatever we want, blaming others when convenient. Obama is doing just fine. Get off his back.