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May 29, 2010

Eating Some (Oily) Crow

As far as I know, no one caught this shot head on except Doug Mills for the NYT, and then, they only published it in the print edition.

It’s the rare instance where we see Obama — or any President, for that matter — in a look of contrition. (Clinton was a big lip biter, but not much of an apologizer.)  Given that the White House has missed the boat, so to speak on several fronts in dealing the Gulf crisis, however, its a look — as a bookend to this scene the following day — intended to pay some dividends.

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