Looks like the oil spill will be the big story for the next several weeks:
Because there sure isn't much else going on. Legislation is thin. Elections of all types are far off. About the only thing that could compete would be a financial crisis.
This spill will be different in one sense: We all have many more quality image recording devices and the means to share (digital cameras, Flickr, YouTube), so expect to see some pretty amazing (though disturbing) scenes of how the spill affects much of the Gulf Coast.
UPDATE: CBS reports
In Congress, Republicans like House Minority John Boehner have yet to speak out about drilling. One House GOP leadership aide says that the party is staying quiet because they are wary about coming on too strong for drilling offshore while the ocean is still on fire ...
Yes, it would probably be best to be silent while the ocean is on fire
What about the anarchy and violence of tomorrow's May Day demonstrations?