I see this guided towards Obama and the scrutiny of everything he does. 20 billion dollars aside, I have a question for you all.... How long did it take Bush 1 to respond to the exxon Valdez disaster? Did he ever even address it let alone get the victims money? Seriously, right leaning people, can anyone one of you answer me this, did he do ANYTHING about the Valdez? Yes, I know that was a while ago, but I am just reminded time and time again how bad Obama handled this, but Bush 1 did nothing. Valdez = Bush 1 = He did nothing and no scrutiny from any right wingers. Gulf = Obama = 20 billion dollars for victims and scrutiny on EVERY aspect of everything he does. Why the difference? I know he said he would continue deep drilling after the valdez, but that is just one of the problems we are dealing with now. Stay on point please. This thread is about response time from Bush 1 and why there was NO back lash for it. I found ONE thing he said after the Valdez and all he said was he will continue drilling and looking for energy. Never about the Valdez directly really. STAY ON POINT PLEASE.