Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) thinks today should be BP's last chance to plug the leak that's still gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. If BP fails today, Nelson says, it's time for President Obama to step up and take over.
"If this thing is not fixed today, I think the President doesn't have any choice, and he better go in, completely take over," Nelson said on CNN this morning. "Perhaps with the military in charge, not because the military can do this, but the military has the apparatus, the organization by which it can bring together the civilian agencies of government, and to get this thing done."
And I think the President is gonna have to have Secretary Salazar clean house in the Minerals Management Service, which has had such a cozy, incestuous relationship with the oil industry, and basically let the oil industry rule the roost.