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May 27, 2010

Obama's First Press Conference In Over 310 Days Thread

I'm listening in now. Missed the beginning.

Obama: There will be an administration response on Sestak coming "shortly" (days not weeks; how about tomorrow, a Friday, I'm thinking) he claims will satisfy people. He claims "nothing improper" happened.

Top Kill Feed: They have it playing in the corner on Fox. This isn't what I expected success to look like.

OH MY GOD: 5,000 barrels of oil per day?

They might have underestimated slightly on that.

The new estimate: Up to one million gallons per day.

Correction: I wrote that they thought 5,000 gallons were leaking per day, now revised up to 1,000,000.

A reader says I have that wrong -- it was 5,000 barrels, now increased to 1,000,000 gallons. At 55 gallons per barrel, this works out to 275,000 barrels -- so it's not a big a jump as I thought, but still huge.

Whoops: 42 gallons per barrel for crude, so around 230,000 barrels per day.

Uh-Huh: Defending his dealings with BP, he says there was a lack of "urgency" regarding efforts to clean up/enforce safety provisions, but none of the "corrupt practices" of the previous administration occurred in the "current administration."

Doesn't Support Boycotts Against Arizona, But Of Course Is "Examining" Law. BTW, I'm watching clips of his answers now; he ended the conference 15 minutes ago.

I'm So In Charge and In Command I Don't Even Know If MMS Director Elizabeth Birmbaum Was Fired or Resigned. The press is pressing him on this (small, I think) issue. It's emblematic, though, that President Present can't even commit to a position on this.

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