Well spun, Dianne.
Looking to use the oil spill to get some much needed face time -- perfect for balancing out other less savory images of the Senator -- Dianne Feinstein flew to San Francisco yesterday to put her foot down about the Bay Area's "disturbing lack of readiness" to the oil spill.
"It's pretty clear cities around the bay should have been brought in faster than they were," she said, according to the Chronicle. She also diva'd in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff that a "full and expedited investigation into the cause of the accident, as well as the Coast Guard's response." (The rookie crew of the Cosco Busan is currently being held for questioning, according to NBC 11.) She'll be meeting with him today to discuss "communications and preparedness systems in the Bay Area."
In related news, Nancy Pelosi is scheduled to visit the area and speak out today about the spill today.