circa 10:53 am (PDT): Conclusion of Obama’s Press Conference on the Oil Spill
Obama: (paraphrase) This is what I wake up to and what I go to bed thinking about.
I think everypody understands that when we foul the environment, that has concrete implications for us and for future generations.
Obama then told a story of his daughter, Malia, asking, "have you plugged the hole yet, daddy?"
Obama: "I grew up in Hawaii where the ocean is sacred"
"How are we caring for this incredible bounty that we have?"
"When big crises happen, it forces us to do some soul-searching."
Obama then said we all have to be part of this soul-searching process, but in the meantime, it’s his job to get it fixed.
"I take responsibility."
"It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down."