Environment | Conservatives and liberals alike pan the president's plan to combat the Gulf Coast oil spill
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/16/10, 07:41 pm
Looking uncomfortable and tense, President Barack Obama delivered his first Oval Office address Tuesday night to a nation increasingly wary of his ability to handle the Gulf Coast oil spill, as the crisis entered its 56th day.
Past presidents have used this typically sober forum during grave times: President John F. Kennedy during the Cuban missile crisis, President Ronald Reagan after the Challenger space shuttle explosion, and President George W. Bush on the evening of Sept. 11.