The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico keeps people riled up. Maybe too riled up.
You have videos of President Obama golfing, instead of wearing sackcloth and sitting in a pile of ashes. (he's a White Sox fan, didn't they have an annual "sackcloth and ashes" day when they were lousy).
The BP chief executive watches his yacht in a race and he gets grief.
People are working hard, and if you overwork them you may get really bad decisions.
I mean, Obama had a hard primary campaign in 2008 and then picked Joe Biden as Vice President. Hard to make a worse decision then that.