Personally, I don’t think President Obama was slow to respond to the oil spill in the gulf because BP paid him off in campaign contributions; he was slow to respond because he doesn’t have a clue and he depends on bureaucrats who might have a glimpse of a clue, but take a while to get there. What Palin is really doing is using Leftist tactics against the Left. She is suggesting a connection and making the Obama administration try to deny it, with limited success. Since President Obama took so much corporate money, and the information is readily available, painting President Obama as a tool of special interests will be an easy sell. BP is the wedge to drive that point home.
Democrats have long demonized Republicans as tools of corporate greed. Palin has zeroed in on a high-profile disaster to pin the tail on a Donkey, for a change. That tail is going to stay there.