Thursday, November 01, 2012


Poor Willard, so far from liked, so close to being a footnote:
Speaking at a Tampa airport hangar in his first stop since campaigning was put on hold by superstorm Sandy, Romney alluded briefly to the hurricane by saying it was a demonstration of how Americans pull together in time of crisis. "We're going through trauma in a major part of the country," he said. "It's interesting to see how people come together in a circumstance like this. We see folks from all over the the country step forward and offer contributions." But the Republican candidate avoided praise for the government's relief response and did not touch on questions dogging him about a statement he made last year saying he would scrap Fema, which has led the post-Sandy recovery efforts. Romney hasn't been helped by the Republican New Jersey governor Chris Christie's praise of Fema and Barack Obama's handling of the crisis. But the former Florida governor, Jeb Bush, did weigh in at the Romney rally. He reminded the crowd that Florida was hit by eight hurricanes and four tropical storms in 2004/5. He added that, from his experience, "local level and state level" is better at handling the response than Fema. The audience cheered.
Oh yeah, your brother's FEMA...the one run by "Heckuva Job" Brownie, who has recently returned to us for a reprise of his poorly received performance art.


Anonymous said...

"Through Florida's four (2004) hurricanes, (Brownie) set records for handing out checks -- not to mention ice, water, food, tents, tarps, medical supplies and portable toilets." - Washington Post, December 2004.

FEMA spent about $3 billion in 2004 in Florida, and another $1.3 in 2005. Much of it mismanaged by Brownie.

Obama's FEMA administrator? - Craig Fugate, who, in 2004 and 2005, was director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management. And he says you're full of shit, Jebbie.

pansypoo said...

i think the media may have jumped mitts ship on this one. how many live on the east coast?