Consensus seems to be that Obama's drilling thing is a bid to get at least
a few Republicans on board with his energy policies, and that is rather consistent with making the "stimulus bill" contain 42% tax cuts before negotiations began. It will probably have the same result; remember how many Republicans voted for that bill.
If Obama ever gets into a divorce action, with his negotiating skills Michelle will absolutely clean him out. "I'll give you the house," he says.
Michelle responds, "Okay."
"Well," he asks after a moment, "what do I get in return?"
"You get to give me the car," she responds.
"Oh, darn," he mumbles, and goes off looking for his Chief of Staff to tell him that he lost both the house and the car.