Day 1: The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes, killing 11 workers.
Day 3: The Netherlands government offers skimmers and other equipment to protect American shores. The Obama administration rejects the offer.
Day 4: Obama attacks Arizona’s immigration law, then goes on vacation in NC with a round of golf included.
Day 5: Another round of golf for Obama.
Day 7: Obama welcomes the New York Yankees to the White House.
Day 8: Tom Strickland, chief of staff for Obama’s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, goes on a “work-focused” trip that includes whitewater rafting in Arizona.
Day 10: Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal declares a state of emergency in Louisiana. Obama pledges “every single available resource” to take care of the spill, then attends a DNC fundraising dinner.
Day 11: White House says that there will be no drilling allowed in new areas until the cause of the explosion is known
Day 12: Obama attends White House Correspondents Dinner.
Day 13: Obama visits the gulf coast.
Day 14: Obama hosts the Navy football team at the White House.
Day 16: Obama hosts Cinco De Mayo party at the White House.
Day 19: Tar balls are found in Dauphin Island, Alabama.
Day 20: Obama delivers commencement speech at Hampton University.
Day 21: Obama nominates Elena Kagen for Supreme Court Justice.
Day 22: Another round of golf for Obama.
Day 24: Obama attends DCCC fundraiser.
Day 25: Obama criticizes oil companies for their “ridiculous spectacle” before Congress.
Day 26: Obama goes golfing.
Day 27: Obama golfs some more.
Day 28: Obama hosts UConn women’s basketball team.
Day 30: Oil makes landfall in Louisiana. Obama hosts state dinner for Mexican President Calderon.
Day 31: Obama meets with Bono.
Day 32: Obama addresses Wall Street reform at the White House Rose Garden.
Day 33: Obama golfs at Andrews Air Force Base.
Day 34: Governor Jindal announces that he’s tired of waiting for federal approval to build sand booms and that he will proceed without it. Obama discusses basketball with Marv Albert.
Day 35: The size of the oil slick reaches 30,000 square miles, enough to cover an area the size of Hawaii 3 times.
Day 36: Memorial service is held for the 11 men killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Notably absent: Barack Obama. Obama attends fundraiser for Barbara Boxer in California, as well as a party with the Getty Oil family.
Day 38: The amount of oil leaked reaches 38 million gallons. Obama hosts the Duke basketball team at the White House.
Day 39: Obama visits the Gulf Coast for the second time, saying “I am the president and the buck stops with me.”
Day 40: Obama heads to Chicago for Memorial Day weekend vacation.
Day 41: Obama goes to the gym in Chicago.
Day 43: Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs states that he has seen “rage” and a “clenched jaw” from the President over the oil spill. The Department of Justice launches criminal probe of the oil spill.
Day 45: Obama says he is “furious” about the oil spill, then rocks out with Paul McCartney at the White House.
Day 46: Obama makes 3rd trip to the Gulf Coast since the explosion. Oil makes landfall in Florida.
Day 47: Oil hits Alabama beaches.
Day 50: Obama says he would fire Tony Hayward, CEO of BP.
Day 55: Obama plays golf.
Day 58: Obama finally meets with BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg.
And you wonder why so many people want to be president…