Well, he's doing something, but it certainly isn't enough.
The Press Secretary just said Friday the government is 'overseeing the response.' Granted the EPA wasn't nearly prepared for a disaster like this, the government should be giving assistance to BP in any ways necessary and avoid BP's stiff-arming to save face.
Gibbs saying that 'It is BP's mess and they are responsible for capping it." can be equated to if there was a privately run nuclear power plant and the reactor had a meltdown. If the company didn't have the capabilities to secure the area and stop the meltdown, would the government sit back and say it's their responsibility? I hope not.
The governments #1 job is to protect the people of this nation from any threat, not to sit back and hope BP does it.