Oil spill continues to demand President Obama’s time

If there was any doubt whether the White House intends to flood the oil response zone, Monday’s West Wing schedule should put it to rest.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’s briefing, which normally comes in the afternoon, takes place at 10 a.m., and will be conducted by Adm. Thad Allen, the national incident commander in charge of the response to the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

The briefing is happening early to make way for a Facebook video chat with energy czar Carol Browner, who has become one of the go-to oil spill people at the White House in the past week.

President Obama also plans to hold a full meeting of his Cabinet — not a common event during his first year and a half in office — to discuss what the administration is doing to stop the leak and to clean up the coastlines of several states.

Washington Post
6/7/10