The Oil Spill, the President and Public Perception

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Five weeks after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, President Obama interrupted his Chicago homecoming today for his second trip to Louisiana.  He picked up tar balls on beaches, drove past sign-waving residents and met with a who’s who of local and regional officials.  We hear what he had to say.

Banner image: Behind a protective orange boom, an ibis stands in the water on an oil-covered marsh May 27, 2010 near Grand Isle, Louisiana. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images



Warren Olney