The Wall Street Journal story on Obama’s touch & go to the Gulf region earlier today caught me with the headline, “Obama gets lesson on tar balls,” but there’s also evidence contained therein that the president’s been hanging around Bill Clinton too much:
New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes was skeptical: â€œCan you be sure these oil tar balls are from the oil spill? Because when I used to swim on the Gulf in Texas, Iâ€™d get tar balls in my bathing suit all the time.â€
Allen and Randolph, the parish president, confirmed that tar balls do wash up at other times, though these, they said, were likely from the spill.
But the president was distracted. â€œAt some point, Jackie, weâ€™ll want to hear more about those tar balls and your bathing suit,â€ Obama said, as reporters laughed.
Yeah… anyway, back to the looming huge disaster…