Remember this? I just got an email back from President Obama, who is apparently my friend. Woohoo!
Thank you for writing to me about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I appreciate your perspective as we continue to do everything we can to address this crisis.
The Gulf is one of the richest and most beautiful ecosystems on the planet. For centuries, its residents have enjoyed and made a living off the fish that swim in its waters and the wildlife that inhabit its shores. The Gulf is also the heartbeat of the region's economic life. We are going to do everything in our power to protect our natural resources, compensate those who have been harmed, rebuild what has been damaged, and help this region persevere like it has done so many times before.