While Karl Rove calls it Obama's Katrina, more reasonable minds are actually doing something about the hellacious BP oil spill. Take, for example, San Francisco and more than 180 California-based Coast Guard personnel headed to the Gulf of Mexico to aid in clean-up efforts. The Aspen, a 225-foot cutter, departed Yerba Buena Island yesterday to help out with the seemingly insurmountable task.

What's more, "Two skimming systems and 9,500 feet of boom from California have also been sent to the region."

[via SF Appeal]