I'm no fan of White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, but I like that he makes the clear distinction between a political gaffe and a deep-rooted ideology, vis-a-vis Republican apologies and concern for BP.
Dems need to harp on this every day until the November elections. To take the side of an oil company that thru negligence and greed--not to mention lax regulation and very little oversight during the 8 years of the previous administration--created a disaster such as this, is a disregard for the people of the highest order.
Remember what I've been saying about the GOP/conservative "sink or swim" philosophy? This latest genuflection is just another manifestation of it.