“Now that we have a 24/7 news cycle, issues like this get polarized, either to the left or to the right. I’m sort of disappointed by comments he’s made after criticism that he hasn’t responded angrily enough [such as the “whose ass to kick” remark.] I think, in trying to distance himself from the idea that this is Obama’s Katrina, he let the critics win. He would have looked a lot better just keeping with his measured approach, and letting people understand the discussions that have been going on, without sounding contrived. It wasn’t necessary for him to say that."