President Obama Wants to Kick Some Ass

After spending several weeks expressing disdain for pundits' calls for President Obama to show more emotion and outrage about the environmental disaster in the Gulf -- White House officials called it " method acting" and " theatrics" -- President Obama showed some anger in an interview to air on NBC tomorrow morning.

"I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf," the president told Matt Lauer in a clip released this evening. "A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing 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."

-- Jake Tapper

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