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President Obama with comments just into -- from the state of Louisiana.
Where he was quite critical of the oil company DP we have some instant reaction to it from.
Democratic governor of the state of Delaware Jack mark -- been waiting to join us he's also the head of the Democratic Governors Association governor mark -- thank you for coming on.
I thought the president there was a very critical he he's critical of the TV ads they've been running to try to clean up.
-- image she was critical of the fact that there.
Set to pay -- dividend to shareholders and he says that should be nickel and dime and of the folks of the gulf region while they're doing that we made those comments.
Well first of -- and I think he's clearly stepping up he is demonstrating he's gonna do everything he can that his administration can to help people.
Through this ordeal I -- -- very sensitive to the issues of people are facing.
He is also was he was made it very clear he's gonna make sure that the full force.
All the resources of the federal government -- at the disposal of folks there and finally he made it clear that -- is going to hold BP accountable I think that's exactly what people are looking for.
Going to hold them accountable -- is going to step up does that suggest that name in some way had been doing that at the outset of this it's -- machine criticism of the president for not stepping up soon enough is that unfair.
I that's I think I think he's the he's been sending a very consistent message.
For a while now that he he has been stepping up that he is that the has has said previously -- continues to say today while it's -- on the ground.
He's going to hold them accountable and I think that's exactly the kind of leadership.
The people expect and that's what he is but that's what is deliver what's.
Role of a president in a situation like this in your view -- the president the leader of the country political leader though can only do so much more practical point of view of -- down there and the clean up the oil that's in the -- some say you you have to show your face more you have to show people you understand I don't.
-- an -- it's defined but what is it in your view and dad is this president living up to it.
Well I think it's three things and I think he's living up to all three having first of all he has to make sure he communicates to people that he gets what's going on and I think he did that I think he's done that well I think he continue to do well.
Right now secondly he talked about a plan.
And he and you have to have a plan he talked and obviously they're focused on dealing with the immediate.
Peace but he also talked about signs.
Riley and -- Graham.
Not to focus on -- going into the future and finally people have to give to have a sense that he's gonna fight for the focusing -- you know of the got to get it you gotta have a plan to get a flight.
You gotta fight for that plan now the first approach for the president and and from the administration seemed to be let's work with BP to get this cleaned up those comments suggest.
That it's much more us versus them rather than us and them.
One guy he obviously is he's the very unhappy with the situation as are other people and I think as the -- it's taken longer and longer.
He's saying look you know what with and there's there's going to be accountability here obviously -- -- and the other oil companies have a lot of the expertise.
But enough is enough and he's.
Put this -- -- You worry about this at all defecting now Delaware's nowhere close to this -- you if you worried about it affect the national economy and and maybe even your state.
Well we're obviously tracking it and -- we we think it's a big issue but all the more reason that our candidates for for governor.
-- have got to be very focused on generating and developing ideas that are gonna make it -- real difference in what we unveiled today.
Yeah how was our middle class success -- gender quota for across the country for democratic candidates.
-- -- we -- going to meet the middle class right where they wanna be met on issues that matter to them right creating jobs improving schools will.
-- homeownership making college affordable all those issues and all the more recent during these economically challenging times that that's exactly.
And added lot to have you on again to talk more about that thanks for hanging with us for the breaking okay appreciate it governor mark -- of Delaware that does it for us here and now we're.
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