Question: What has Barack Obama done in the five weeks since the spill?
Answer: Nothing besides sitting on his own hands, and blaming private enterprise.
But is BP deserving of all the blame?
Still there is no governmental action....and as Obama sinks deeper into the mire of his own presidency, the Blame Bush game is becoming increasingly tedious, worn and unconvincing.
- Last year the Obama administration bestowed a safety award on the very BP rig that is leaking in the Gulf.
- Minerals Management Service (MMS is part of the U.S. Interior Department) inspected the BP oil rig monthly and even claimed that it inspected the rig 10 days before the accident.
- The Minerals Management Service (MMS) inspectors failed to discover a shutoff valve on the rig with a dead battery.
- Then the Obama administration prevented MMS from participating in a Senate Homeland Security hearing last week out of fear that some ill-nuanced admission might torpedo the Obama administration's carefully concocted story that it hadn't messed up.