"Ask not what your country can do for BP"

President Obama Invokes JFK Space Challenge 

President Obama gave his first Oval Office address to the nation last night.  About the BP Oil Spill – our worst environmental disaster since, well, … the Reagan Administration.   Aides invoked memories of FDR after Pearl Harbor      and JFK’s launch of the space program after Sputnik.

But critics say his speech fell flat – paraphrasing JFK’s rallying speech:

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of stopping the BP oil leak and returning the ocean safely to earth.”  

That will undoubtedly appear in the upcoming Obama biography Volume 7: “Profiles in Caution”

(I know – that WAS pretty “audacious” of me)


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