All the Drill Baby Drill people have to stfu now for a change, because their dreams of deregulation have all come crashing down.
That any of 'em would actually come out and now take the position that the federal gov't should have been on top of how big business conducts it's business is the height of hypocrisy for them.
We now know that BP didn't have any kind of plan to deal with such a catastrophe. Why? Because this was one of the most technologically advanced rigs in the world and simply "too big to fail" just like the banks, just like the Titanic. What a reckless point of view.
This issue just deals one more blow to those who think that big corporations are actually serving us in any kind of useful way.
No Republican can run on domestic drilling now or anytime soon. They'll not only lose if they take that position, but they'll be seen as a national punchline.
I supported the President less before the spill, because he cynically put the domestic drilling issue in the energy bill in order to once again try to get some conservative votes on his side, which is a futile thing to do with a group of people who have already decided you're evil and who will vote against their own interests or principles because of their blind hatred.
I blame BP for conducting ultimately reckless business practices, because it not only hurts American workers, but also the economy at large, and more importantly, our precious ecosystem.
The gov't wouldn't have even had to step in here if big oil were operating and conducting their business properly, with their shareholders interests in mind. It's just a wickedly bad business proposition to say you're going to go to a deeper spot in the ocean to get oil and not have a plan in place to deal with possible setbacks or catastrophes.