"The Deepwater Horizon leak has been capped and the president is taking a vacation. Let’s repeal the oil spill and start all over." Gail Collins delivers some biting satire in her Saturday column. "I think I speak for us all when I say that there is absolutely nothing I would like better than additional talking in the Senate. It always seems to make things better," says Collins. "It’s a wonder that Washington hasn’t become the image of Athens in the age of Pericles. But instead, all Barack Obama’s critics have been able to do is make the country feel gloomy about Barack Obama. He’s passed more major legislation than anybody since Franklin Roosevelt and he’s got popularity ratings that look more like Martin Van Buren’s."