It’s been more than six weeks since BP’s oil rig off the coast of Louisiana exploded, and there’s still no end in sight. Oil continues to leak out onto helpless birds and sea turtles as it moves towards the Florida coast. Peggy Noonan doesn’t think President Obama’s career can survive the spill. But let’s not write him off just yet. The still fresh-faced politician is bringing some outside-the-Beltway thinking to this disaster, as the Associated Press reports.

Federal officials are hoping film director James Cameron can help them come up with ideas on how to stop the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The “Avatar” and “Titanic” director was among a group of scientists and other experts who met Tuesday with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for a brainstorming session on stopping the massive oil leak.

A brainstorming session! Why didn’t they think of that earlier? But, hey, Cameron did make a movie that took place partly on an oil rig. Maybe he can summon some of those NTIs (creatures of non-terrestrial intelligence) to suck up the spill.