Although senior administration officials have voiced growing disapproval of BP, the company operating the rig and responsible for the cleanup, the mission of the Friday trip is not to declare war on the firm, said one senior administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House deliberations.
Instead, the official said, the trip will demonstrate that Obama is "on top of it."
Anonymous White House officials are willing to speak candidly about the boss being "on top" of the BP disaster. Thank goodness the Post could grant anonymity to that brave soul, who risked his/her neck todeliver such valuable insight. Hopefully there are more scoops to come!