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Gibbs Responds To 'Frustration' With Press

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says that the notion that the administration has done nothing about the oil spill in the Gulf is wrong. "We were there immediately," Gibbs said on "Face the Nation."

"I think if you look back at what happened in Katrina, the government wasn't there to respond to what was happening," Gibbs said. "That quite frankly was the problem. Even tracking the hurricane for days and knowing fairly precisely where it was going to hit, I think the difference in this case is we were there immediately. We have been there ever since. Thad Allen is directing our response as the national incident commander. There are people on the ground. There are thousands of people working even as we speak to figure out a way to plug this hole and to deal with the spread of this oil."