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.