Today, Obama held a much-discussed press conference to address the situation in the Gulf. Dave Weigel starts us off right:

Helen Thomas! Drink!less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Blogger delrayser has some fun dovetailing two of the biggest disasters of our day.

RT @dave_in_sa: Would Top Kill work on Sex And the City? // More accurate name: Flop Kill.less than a minute ago via web

Innuendo from pourmecoffee! Are the children asleep?

Even if Sarah doesn't, I'm sure Bristol Palin would agree -- blowout preventers don't always work. Better not to drill.less than a minute ago via TwitterGadget

CNN's Peter Hamby identifies a recurring verbal tic, though Obama would probably just deny it.

classic Obama phrase: "this notion that somehow ... [fill in the blank] ... is simply not true"less than a minute ago via web

Somebody get The Huffington Post's Jason Linkins on the Pentagon payroll!

Wait? We're in Afghanistan? WHY HAVEN'T WE TOP KILLED THAT PLACE?less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

We're going to go out on a limb here and say The Washington Post's Greg Sargent is probably 100 percent correct.

Ugh, Obama's quotation of "drill baby drill" means this will now be inevitably painted as a standoff between him and Palinless than a minute ago via web

Blogger and Media Matters staffer Oliver Willis hits upon the power behind the throne.

i just have this image now of Malia randomly popping up in Obama's day asking "fixed it yet dad? now? now?"less than a minute ago via web

So this is why Miles Grant never pages us.

Office switching to Outlook. Contacts still has "car" or "pager" options. Gee, wonder why Google & Mac have eaten Microsoft's lunchless than a minute ago via HootSuite

And finally, Dave Waldman announces a new project--though we can't say we see it succeeding.

I've put up a new fence to try to keep the media from giving a crap what Sarah Palin is doing.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck