President Obama has appointed no oil-drilling experts to his seven-person commission tasked with exploring the causes and lessons of the oil spill in the Gulf, raising suspicions that the commission is a partisan effort to undermine the drilling industry and the previous administration's oversight, writes the Wall Street Journal. "Whatever their other expertise, none of these worthies knows much, if anything, about petroleum engineering. Where is the expert on modern drilling techniques, or rig safety, or even blowout preventers?" the editorial asks.

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