Kicking-ass, the presidential way [SLIDESHOW]

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Tuesday morning, President Obama exhibited anger in an interview on NBC’s The Today Show while responding to accusations that he hasn’t shown enough emotion over the Gulf oil spill.  In defense of his administration, POTUS said:

“I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standin’ in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. and I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.”

Let’s, for a moment, ignore the fact that Obama thinks cutting off every gerund brings him closer to the American public and instead focus on what he’s really saying.  The overarching theme of this statement is clear: Obama is down to kick some ass.  He’s been payin’ attention to the Gulf for a long time in a desperate effort to find out which asses require kickin’, despite what those demonic talkin’ heads say.

How, exactly, has the President enacted his ass-kicking mantra so far? Here’s all of the evidence we could find from the past 47 days, since the oil spill began: