From today's Washington Examiner:
"We will keep our -- as [Interior] Secretary [Ken] Salazar said, our boot on the throat of BP to ensure that they're doing all that is necessary while we do all that is humanly possible to deal with this incident," [President Obama's White House Press Secretary Robert] Gibbs said. "Absolutely."
No matter how outraged one is at the oil spill, which is terrible, isn't the image of the Obama administration putting its "boot on the throat" of an entire company that, after all, has plenty of innocent and law-abiding taxpaying Americans as employees and shareholders and vendors maybe a little bit unseemly? If the White House is concerned about the perception of what Michael Barone calls "gangster government," it isn't letting it show.