The Vapors: President to Make Speech From President’s Office, After All

In a shocking reversal, the White House has announced that President Barack Obama will make up for his

earlier omissions


deliver a speech from the Oval Office

tomorrow. This certifies that the BP oil spill is a more serious crisis, or a crisis demanding more serious symbolism, than the recession. It remains to be seen whether it demands more serious symbolism than the


disaster or the 9/11 attacks—two other events that the

New York Times

identifies as occasions of “memorable Oval Office addresses.”