Did Obama create the oil spill? Is the Gov. supposed to clean up mistakes made by corporations? Does the Gov. have the mechanisms to clean up the oil spill? I would guess you are one of the Right Wing crazies that keep spouting, "Too many regulations." Maybe if the Bush appointees wouldn't have beens so busy taking bribes from the oil companies, BP would have had safeguards in place. I see where the head of MM has now resigned after reports of bribes and cozyness with the oil companies.
No, Obama didn't create the spill, but as Obama said yesterday and the day before, it is the federal government's job to protect its people. It is the responsibility of our government to clean up mistakes of corporations when it threatens the livelihood of citizens. We can bill BP for all of it later. The lax response over the past 39 days clearly shows the lack of leadership and some incompetence in the federal government, and that includes Mr. Obama.