Enough is enough, Mr President. I respect your office but you, sir, are a buffoon. Did you really say this morning that you haven't spoken with BP CEO Tony Hayward, "Because my experience is, when you talk to a guy like a BP CEO, he's gonna say all the right things to me. I'm not interested in words. I'm interested in actions."? You did, didn't you?
Mr Obama, it is time to pull on your big boy panties and pretend to be a man with some semblance of leadership ability. Leaders meet with leaders to accomplish big things. If you are afraid to talk to a CEO because you are afraid he is smarter than you, then take smart people with you! You do not avoid talking to high ranking people because they intimidate you!
If Mr Hayward gives you pretty answers, then write them down. Hold him accountable for what he says. If you know in advance that you are not smart enough to hold your own with him, then sit in the room and nod that you are pretending to understand while the smart people you bring with you hold an intelligent conversation. You are leading the United States of America, sir. It is your Duty to lead. At least give the Appearance of leadership.
Man up, Mr President.