On his fifth visit to the Gulf Coast since the start of the BP oil disaster, President Obama on Saturday reminded Americans that the cleanup effort has been successful and that the region's beaches "are clean, safe and open for business."
"That's one of the reasons Michelle, Sasha, and I are here," Obama said
in Panama City, Florida.
The president thanked everyone who worked on the massive cleanup.
"Many of the folks here have toiled day and nightÂ - spending weeks,
even months away from their families -Â to stop the leak, remove the oil, and protect waters and coastlines," Obama said. "So I want to thank all those who continue to participate in this effort."
Obama reassured residents that the government will "continue to monitor and remove" oil that reaches the surface or washes up on shore.
He said he "will not be satisfied until the environment has been
restored, no matter how long it takes."
Earlier in the day, Obama met with business leaders hurt by the oil disaster.
The beaches aren't just clean, they are better than ever before. According to some pictures BP released, you can now see penguins, walruses and orcas frolicking in the waters or even up on the shore.
Ya think BP was photoshopping again?
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It's like it never happened!
Reason why the White House would only deliver a home-made pic of Obama swimming and not allow outside photographs is some whole lot of material was probably involved around.
reduced vacation bookings are the governments fault. they released their doom and gloom model which virtually guaranteed the oil would come up the east coast. any sane person who hadn't booked yet for vacation would have looked at that model and changed their mind.
Well if Obama actually did swin in the gulf. It was about as far as you can get from Louisiana where the oil rig was. Why didn't Obama swin off Louisiana? Obama is such a fraud.Or they wouldn't let him swim there because they know it's still dangerous but they tell the public it's ok. Does anybody trust what so called experts tell you anymore? NOT ME! especially when it comes to health. You got to use common sense most of the time.They just might just wrong about it being safe.Thats not hard to believe is it? Or they know it's not safe and are trying to make Obama look like he did a good job on the clean up. people wouldn't show symtons until Obama is out of office.
IF the the Gulf is as clean as they SAY IT IS ~ why was the President and family swimming in Alligator Bay INSTEAD of the GULF???????