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Obama's Pensacola Beach Day is Not All Sun and Fun When There's Work to Be Done

June 15, 2010 at 10:31 AM | by | ()

It's a beach day for President Obama, but not in the way that he'd hope. The prez will spend today down on Pensacola Beach addressing the BP Oil Spill efforts and visiting the Naval Air Technical Training Center. This comes after he's met with BP executives, who no doubt would rather Obama spend his beach day showing off a six-pack in swimtrunks, rather than digging deeper into their mess.

Pensacola—aka the poster place for tourist hotspots endangered by the BP Oil Spill—hasn't had much visible oil damage on its beach yet and tourists are still swimming. However, the story is different offshore, where "three miles from Navarre Beach there is sheen mixed with tarballs and a thick red paste." Eww.

Tonight at 8pm EST, President Obama will be back in Washington and in the Oval Office to publicly address the nation on TV, speaking on the situation in the Gulf, how the oil is impacting Florida tourism, and plans for BP to establish an "independently run, multibillion-dollar fund to reimburse businesses and individuals for financial losses from the spill."

Related Stories:
· President Obama schedule [Sun Times]
· Oil Spill's economic impact worries public [USAToday]
· Presidential Travel [Jaunted]

[Photo: USAToday/AP]

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