Rich Galen

"They're [BP] not getting the job done," Reid told Gibbs. "Does the government just stand there as a spectator and hope for the best?"

"Chip, Chip, there's nothing that would denote that the federal government has stood there and hoped for the best," Gibbs said.

Gibbs says the Obama administration has been aggressive, prodding BP and "asking" it for more data and information.

"Why don't you order them to do it rather than ask them to do that?" Reid asked.

"Because you can't do that from a private company," Gibbs said.

"You took over AIG," one reporter said.

"Well we -- the company is largely in receivership," Gibbs said.

Oh, my. If we've lost Katie Couric we've lost, well, nothing but, let's move on.

Ok, who thinks the Obama Administration is screwing this up: Chris Matthews (NBC), James Carville (CNN), Donna Brazile (ABC), and Chip Reid (CBS). If that's not a rouge's gallery of right wingers, then I don't know what is.

Am I missing anyone? Oh, Fox.

What? Fox isn't jumping on Obama with both feet? They're giving him a pass? Does this mean we'll be seeing a round of one-on-ones with Obama and Glen Beck, Sean Hannity, and Bill O'Reilly?

According to Obama's most fervent defenders his Administration's reaction to the oil spill in the Gulf is an abomination - an Obama-Nation.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at