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Posted: June 19, 2010 9:50 p.m.
Updated: June 20, 2010 4:30 a.m.

Four weeks ago, I commented on whether or not a good resume meant a good candidate for the job (“Presidential resume,” May 7).

This was aimed at Obama’s paper credentials versus his experience under fire. I questioned how the current gulf oil crisis would look on his administration’s resume as it unfolded.

Well — now you know.

Since then, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has moved from the statement that BP was the first responder and well-equipped to handle the situation to “We have been on the job since day one.”

I am not sure what the government was actually doing on day one, but it is now clear from the press criticism of Robert Gibbs the other day that many do not think being on the job and taking specific action to address the disaster really mean the same thing. 

My message to everyone is to make up your own minds but do it by comparing actions the words to see if they match.

So far, the credibility gap between talk and action for this administration seems to be widening with each new challenge our nation is faced with.

Keep score, I expect more examples of the mismatch between paper credentials and actual capability to perform before November rolls around.


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