It looks like the reason that Obama has just let BP run the show without lifting a finger is because BP owns Obama. Obama received more than anyone from BP – Obama received twice as much as John McCain!: http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000091&cycle=2008
Obama being BP’s top man explains why Obama has just left it to BP to give the reports rather than doing independent assessments of the situation and also why Obama continues to be so insistent in continuing on his "Drill, baby, drill!" stance.
Hopefully with something like this even low information voters will see this as the Corporatist’s Katrina when you just let the corporations run the country. Obama just leaving things to BP is at best incompetence, but Obama was paid by BP and he continues to lobby for BP, so there’s no reason to give Obama the benefit of the doubt. People need to wake up to see what damage the corporatists are doing to our country!