Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor -- an enthusiastic Obama supporter -- has fired off a 3-page letter to the president, protesting his administration's plans to look at oil and gas drilling off Florida's coast.
"As Secretary Salazar succiently put it, there are some places in our country that are too special to drill," Castor says in the letter, referring to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. "Florida's coastline certainly fits that description."
She counters Salazar's five points on his decision, asking the administration to go back to the science board. "Acrroding to research...if a spill occurred over the broad, shallow Gulf Coast OCS, currents would likely sweep the pollution along the beaches, bay and wetlands along Florida's Gulf Coast."