I suppose there might be a Clintonian element to the Administration’s apparent mismanagement of the oil crisis in the Gulf—maybe it has to do with the White House hanging Democrats out to dry during the midterm elections. Whatever the strategy, the government’s response has been slow, and Obama’s address last night a cause for concern. Using the spill as leverage to promote energy alternatives is sound, but the 90% figure seems doubtful at best. Prayer won’t help. Prayer won’t help this at all.