I'm still a supporter of offshore drilling. Ask me again in a year, when this whole episode has concluded (or not), and I may change my mind.
No you won't. No, seriously - catastrophic leaks from rigs and super-tankers happen all the time, at least every couple of years. From the fact you're posting on slashdot, it's a fair bet that you at least know about the Exxon Valdez. If you didn't change your mind from that (or more recent examples), why would you change your mind about this spill, other than it's closer to home and therefore closer to the public conciousness?
And yes, IAAGeologist, though not an oil geo.