Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen stated that the BP spill has had a "profound impact" on Americans living in the region in a letter to BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg. Allen added that President Obama wanted to set up a meeting, and that "time is of the essence" in ending the crisis. Clearly--come quick before my poll numbers dip any lower!
The White House announced the meeting today as President Obama and press secretary Robert Gibbs have been getting hammered with questions about why the president had not yet bothered to speak with BP.
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