Since the oil-spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the nations most pressing problem, a national focus as well as a point of control and responsibility must be established.
Barak Obama is President, there is no way President Obama can devote undivided attention to the oil-spill problem. Others who are already involved, are without sufficient authority, stature, or ability, to manage and solve the problem.
I thought, as others did (i.e. AOL article,) of General Norman Schwarzkopf, but he is too old and not familiar enough with oil exploration technology.
Then I thought: How about Bobby Jindal?
For President Obama to appoint Bobby Jindal oil-spill Czar, would be brilliant move. Jidal appears to be an effective manager, has first-hand knowledge of the problem, and is clearly full of positive energy.
Jindal could be put in a position that BP at the “spill” (under some kind of receivership), the part of the Coast Guard and other military resources involved in the “soill”, as well as all other key players involved in trying to solve the oil-spill problem, report to him, and he calls the final shots; in a word, the “buck will stop with him,” and then with the President, of course, who serves as the ultimate and final back-stop.
Since this oil-spill is today’s “the” major national priority, Governor Jindal cannot turn down the responsibility, if offered. Accepting the role, to return to his “day job” after the assignment is completed, will be an honorable service to the nation; this is nothing like Governor Sarah Palin quitting the Alaska Governorship in order to amass her own fortune.
A Jindal acceptance of a position to solve this major national problem, would be an act of patriotism, a commendable public service. A Jindal appointment as “National oil-spil Czar” would be a brilliant and positive move by the President of the United States.