With oil pouring into the gulf, Obama smacks down the responsible CEOs, and Bob sees a national mood for more regulation. Tony disagrees as polls show most Americans still favor offshore drilling. But Arianna views Obama’s anger at the oil executives with skepticism, and wonders if it will end up business as usual. On the Kagan nomination, Matt asks with nearly every borough of New York represented on the high court, what happened to diversity? In Great Britain, Tony points to a new proposal there to allow the Tories and the Lib Dems to maintain their coalition for five years, and Bob isn’t surprised the Brits threw Labor out. Along those lines, Arianna is interested in the growing anti-incumbent feeling in the U.S., and wonders why people aren’t even angrier.
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