It should come as no shock that the largest single campaign donation in 20 years, by a major oil company, made to a presidential candidate, was the one BP made to Obama during his election campaign. Nor to discover this little 'gem' via the NYT.
"In the days since President Obama announced a moratorium on permits for drilling new offshore oil wells and a halt to a controversial type of environmental waiver that was given to the Deepwater Horizon rig, at least seven new permits for various types of drilling and five environmental waivers have been granted, according to records.''
Despite Moratorium, Drilling Projects Move Ahead - NYTimes.com
It goes without saying that if Bush were POTUS right now, we would be hearing fairly predictable commentary from left leaning quarters regarding conspiracy and that oh so big BP donation. Not so much though since it is "their boy" at the helm. But there sure has been plenty of post and threads here at DP about how blame for this should be placed upon Cheney/Bush and Halliburton.