Is the Gulf Oil Spill Obama's Katrina?

Friday, May 28, 2010

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the East Room of the White House May 27, 2010 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the East Room of the White House May 27, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

Amid criticisms about slow response times and an unclear chain of command, the question has been asked, "Is This Obama's Katrina?"  In a press conference yesterday - his first since the gulf oil leak five weeks ago - President Obama sent a clear message: I take responsibility.  This is my job.  And things should have moved faster.

For more on the press conference, and on what level of speed and control we can expect from our presidents, we talk to Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, and to David Frum, former speechwriter for George W. Bush.

Guests:

David Frum and Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Posey Gruener

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