Peggy Noonan: Obama’s Presidency is Over
I don’t see how the president’s position and popularity can survive the oil spill.
Nooners, after Katrina.
Is the Bush Era over? No, no, no. It has three more years. That’s a long time. History turns on a dime. There is much ahead, and potential for progress.
These posts write themselves.
Anyway, back to Nooners.
His [Obama’s] philosophy is that it is appropriate for the federal government to occupy a more burly, significant and powerful place in America—confronting its problems of need, injustice, inequality. […] Then the oil spill came and government could not do the job, could not meet need, in fact seemed faraway and incapable: “We pay so much for the government and it can’t cap an undersea oil well!”
I would like Nooners to point to the branch of government that’s responsible for capping an undersea oil well.