Obama tells us he is in charge at his press conference, then goes off-message by claiming he was a mere bystander to the dismissal of the head of the Minerals and Management Services.
NY Timeswoman Jackie Calmes asked a skeptical follow-up about this, so we will see how much BS the press can swallow.
The last question is on Sestak! We will get an official Administration whitewash response "shortly".
CARTERESQUE: Cue Roger Staubach - So great is the White House focus on the Gulf spill that First Daughter Malia asks Obama each morning whether he has plugged the hole yet.
IF YOU CAN'T CONVINCE YOUR OWN DAUGHTER... Jeff Zeleny of the Times:
The president almost seemed that he, himself, wasn’t convinced that his administration has shown the American people that he is on top of the matter. Why else would he close with an anecdote from his daughter, Malia, asking whether he has closed the hole? That seemed like an odd way to wrap up an event designed to show that he was fully in charge.