18 days before the BP Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster, Obama seemed to be reading from a Big Oil talking points memo.
President Obama on April 2, 2010: "I don’t agree with the notion that we shouldn’t do anything. It turns out, by the way, that oil rigs today generally don’t cause spills. They are technologically very advanced. Even during Katrina, the spills didn’t come from the oil rigs, they came from the refineries onshore."