Karen Tumulty has some questions for President Obama who is only now willing to talk to the press about the “damn” oil spill that is now gunking up his Presidency.
Number 2 on her list gets at a key issue we discussed here recently: why hasn’t the federal government taken control of BP and the attempt to stop the leak?
One question Tumulty does not directly pose: what did he know and when did he know it? That’s a classic from the days of Watergate: did Obama know the spill was far worse than the public was told? if so, when did he know that and why has he not leveled with the American public?