In an article in "Salon" respected (even by me some of the time) writer Camilla LaPaglia opines:
Yes, free the president from his flacks, fixers and goons -- his posse of smirky smart alecks and provincial rubes, who were shrewd enough to beat the slow, pompous Clintons in the mano-a-mano primaries but who seem like dazed lost lambs in the brave new world of federal legislation and global statesmanship.
Yes, the bloom is starting to fade ever more quickly from the rose of the Obama presidency. The arrogant assertion of privilege "We won!" is no longer sufficient hubris to disguise the inept and fumbling (unprepared) beginning of this administration, one which even I was praying would be successful enough to preserve our nation as it was intended to be by its founders. The foolish infants who are now part of the Obama administration are so sophomoric in their judgment and utterly inept in the area of foreign affairs that they have stumbled and bumbled to a degree that is utterly amazing.
The whole problem with flying as high as you have done, President Obama, is that, like Icarus, the wax on your wings may melt, plunging you to earth! Might be a really good idea to reduce your altitude and velocity somewhat and then open those gargantuan ears of yours in order to listen to the advice of those older and FAR wiser than yourself and get your presidency back on some sort of track that won't destroy or embarrass this nation any further than it has already done. And a nice apology to Prime Minister Brown wouldn't be amiss!