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Gibbs: Obama Will be Judged on Results, not Emotion

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, June 1, 20010, after meeting with the BP Oil Spill Commission co-chairs. AP

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs today responded to criticism that President Obama has not shown sufficient emotion and anger concerning the oil leak in the Gulf.

"If jumping up and down and screaming were to fix a whole in the ocean, we'd have done that five or six weeks ago," he said. "We'd have done that the first night."

But "pounding on a podium isn't going to fix a hole in the ocean," Gibbs said.

He said that Americans were more concerned with "results" than they are with rhetoric.

"I think that's what the president is going to be judged by," he said.

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